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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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Assented Bills of previous Parliaments

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  • Aged Care (Bond Security) Bill 2006

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    08 Dec 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to the protection of aged care residents’ accommodation bonds, the bill establishes a scheme to guarantee the repayment of aged care residents’ bond balances in the event that an approved provider of a residential aged care service or a flexible care service becomes insolvent and is unable to repay residents’ bond balances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Bill 2006

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    Date
    08 Dec 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to protection of aged care residents’ accommodation bonds, the bill enables the imposition of levies on approved providers in order to recover costs incurred by the Commonwealth as a result of repaying accommodation bond balances to residents in the event that an approved provider of a residential aged care service or a flexible care service becomes insolvent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care Amendment (2005 Measures No. 1) Bill 2006

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    Date
    08 Dec 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills in relation to the protection of aged care residents’ accommodation bonds, the bill amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    and
    Aged Care (Consequential Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide for new prudential regulatory arrangements in relation to the management of aged care residents’ accommodation bonds and entry contributions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care Amendment (Extra Service) Bill 2005

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    Date
    26 May 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to remove the current requirement that extra service providers (aged care providers which allow residents to choose, and pay for, a higher than average level of hotel-type services) need to reapply for extra service status every 5 years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aged Care Amendment (Transition Care and Assets Testing) Bill 2005

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    Date
    10 Feb 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to support: the implementation of the Transition Care Program by providing leave arrangements for existing recipients of residential care to receive transition care following a hospital stay; and the transfer of assets testing for residents and prospective residents of aged care facilities from approved providers of residential aged care to Centrelink and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Charges (Collection) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage exported goods, the bill provides for the collection of export charges by: providing that regulations prescribe when export charges are due and payable; making the Commonwealth notionally liable to pay fees, including late payment fees; requiring a late payment fee to be paid when a charge is not paid on time; empowering the secretary to take certain action when a charge or late payment fee is not paid; enabling the Commonwealth to recover any charge and late payment fee through action in court; and providing for the administration of the charges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage exported goods, the bill imposes an export charge on regulated goods, to the extent that it is a duty of customs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage exported goods, the bill imposes an export charge on regulated goods, to the extent that it is a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Export Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage exported goods, the bill imposes an export charge on regulated goods, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Imported Food Charges (Collection) Bill 2015

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    Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill provides for the collection of imported food charges by: providing that regulations prescribe when imported food charges are due and payable; making the Commonwealth notionally liable to pay fees, including late payment fees; requiring a late payment fee to be paid when a charge is not paid on time; empowering the secretary to take certain action when a charge or late payment fee is not paid; and providing for the administration of the charges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum