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
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2003, the bill provides for a new military rehabilitation and compensation scheme for members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who suffer an injury or disease, or die, as a result of ADF service on or after commencement of the proposed Act. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: modify certain foreign investment fund rules; provide an interest withholding tax exemption for interest paid on certain debentures issued by eligible unit trusts; remove the need for certain income of a controlled foreign country resident to be included as notional assessable income; and prevent double taxation of royalties subject to withholding tax. Also makes consequential amendments and contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Local Government, Territories and Roads 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    to align electoral arrangements in Norfolk Island more closely to those of other Australian parliaments, including those of the other self-governing Territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Ensures that there are no taxation consequences as a result of a payment out of the National Guarantee Fund under section 891A of the
    Corporations Act 2001
    (which provides for payments to prescribed bodies to fund clearing and settlement facility support). Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to first aid or life saving courses;
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide for a transitional exclusion for certain indirect value shifts involving services;
    Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: personal services income;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to sugar industry exit grants;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to application of foreign resident withholding arrangements to certain alienated personal services payments;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to: demutualisation of friendly societies; and eligibility for the research and development tax offset;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: optional roll-over relief for certain simplified tax system partnerships; and a technical correction;
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    in relation to: revocation of certain choices under the consolidation regime; and technical corrections. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    ,
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    to establish a structure under which the Commonwealth, by prescribing State professional standards legislation (PSL) schemes (via regulations), can support PSL by allowing liability under the relevant Commonwealth legislative provisions to be capped in accordance with the laws of the States and Territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Further to the
    Dairy Industry Service Reform Act 2003
    , the bill amends the
    Dairy Produce Act 1986
    to provide for the industry services body, Dairy Australia, to: be fully indemnified (out of the assets of the Dairy Structural Adjustment Fund) for any liabilities incurred by it in managing and administering the Fund; and have the power to enter into financial and other arrangements and perform contracts associated with risk management in the administration of the Fund. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Industry Research and Development Act 1986
    to: remove the existing powers of the Industry Research and Development Board to commit and approve expenditure of Commonwealth funds; and clarify the Board’s role in the provision of advice on innovation programs in addition to research and development programs. Also contains savings and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Measurement Act 1960
    to: establish the National Measurement Institute (including the establishment of the position of Chief Metrologist) within the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources and outline its functions and responsibilities; and dissolve the National Standards Commission. Also contains transitional provisions to provide for the transfer of assets and liabilities from the Commission and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to the Commonwealth; amends the
    Science and Industry Research Act 1949
    and National Measurement Regulations 1999; and contains a regulation-making power and an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Privacy Act 1988
    to: ensure that the protections under the Act are available to all persons irrespective of nationality; provide the private sector with greater flexibility in relation to privacy codes; correct an unintended limitation on the provision of superannuation services to Commonwealth employees; and enable the Privacy Commissioner to audit acts and practices of Commonwealth agencies in relation to certain personal information. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum