What is a bill?

A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    23 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 5 bills which rewrites and replaces the legislation currently providing for the administration of Australia’s offshore petroleum resources, the bill replaces the
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994
    by providing for annual fees to be payable in relation to petroleum exploration permits, retention leases and production, infrastructure and pipeline licences; and makes transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources, Energy and Tourism 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum (Registration Fees) Act 2006
    to: impose fees for the registration of the transfer of a title or of an approval of a dealing in a title; and amend the long title of the Act and rename it as the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Act 2006

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 5 bills which rewrites the legislation currently providing for the administration of Australia’s offshore petroleum resources, the bill replaces the
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Act 1967
    by imposing fees to be payable in relation to the approval and registration of transfers and dealings in titles under the proposed
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2005
    ; and makes transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 5 bills which rewrites the legislation currently providing for the administration of Australia’s offshore petroleum resources, the bill repeals the
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
    ,
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994
    ,
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Registration Fees) Act 1967
    and
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Royalty) Act 1967
    ; makes consequential amendments to 30 other Acts; and provides that the penalty in section 96 of the repealed
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
    is taken to have never been enacted. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills in relation to the administration and regulation of petroleum and greenhouse gas storage operations in Commonwealth waters, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Act 2006
    to replace references to ‘Designated Authority’ with ‘State Minister’ consequent on the proposed
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Act 2011

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 5 bills which rewrites the legislation currently providing for the administration of Australia’s offshore petroleum resources, the bill replaces the
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Royalty) Act 1967
    by imposing a royalty to be payable in respect of petroleum produced in the North West Shelf project area under the proposed
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2005
    ; and makes transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources, Energy and Tourism 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum (Safety Levies) Act 2003
    to: impose a safety investigation levy, safety case levy and pipeline safety management plan levy in relation to greenhouse gas facilities and pipelines in Commonwealth offshore waters; and amend the long title of the Act and rename it as the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Act 2003

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Consequential on the package of 5 bills which rewrites the legislation currently providing for the administration of Australia’s offshore petroleum resources, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum (Safety Levies) Act 2003
    to: omit references to the
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
    and replace them with references to the proposed
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2005
    ; ensure that future amendments or name changes to other Acts or regulations will not have any effect on key definitions in the Act; and make transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Bill 2003, the bill imposes levies (a safety investigation levy, a safety case levy and a pipeline safety management plan levy) on the operators of facilities engaged in the exploration, development and production of offshore petroleum. The levies will be used to fund the regulatory activities of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Aug 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources, Energy and Tourism 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2006
    to correct a technical error resulting from the
    Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2008
    in relation to geodetic data references. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum