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
    30 Aug 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Aug 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Training and Youth Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Schools Assistance Bill 2008, the bill amends the:
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to: provide additional funding for 2009-2013 to support Indigenous education outcomes; continue the ‘Away-From-Base’ element of ABSTUDY; provide for transitional arrangements in the early childhood development and vocational education and training sectors; and cease funding from 2009 for six Indigenous education program elements; and
    Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Act 2005
    ,
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    and
    Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004
    to make consequential, transitional and technical amendments. Also repeals the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Bill 2015 to create an overseas payment obligation for Australians living overseas with a Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) or Trade Support Loan (TSL) debt, the bill amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: enable the recovery of HELP debts from debtors residing overseas; provide that certain HELP debtors are required to register with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO); prescribe administrative arrangements relating to the debt recovery; and require students to notify their tax file number when applying for a HELP loan;
    Trade Support Loans Act 2014
    to enable the recovery of TSL debts from debtors who are residing overseas and provide that certain TSL debtors are required to register with the ATO;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable taxation officers to disclose protected information to foreign jurisdictions to identify those with student loan repayment obligations; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    School Education, Early Childhood and Youth 
    Summary
    Establishes the Early Years Quality Fund Special Account to provide $300 million over two years to approved centre based long day care services in the form of grants to be used exclusively for the remuneration of employees and other employment-related costs and expenses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Mar 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Do Not Call Register Act 2006
    to: provide that individuals can register their preference not to receive telemarketing calls or marketing faxes; and enable the minister to specify a longer period of time for which numbers remain in force on the register and to reinstate numbers that have lapsed on the register at the end of the current three-year registration period; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to make consequential amendments, including enabling the Australian Communications and Media Authority to develop an industry standard for the fax marketing industry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 May 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Do Not Call Register (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006, the bill establishes a framework to regulate and minimise unsolicited telemarketing calls, including: establishing a Do Not Call Register which will allow individuals to register their home and mobile numbers on the register for a period of 3 years; establishing a complaints mechanism; and providing for a civil penalties regime. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 May 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Do Not Call Register Bill 2006, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    ,
    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
    and
    Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997
    to: provide for a regulatory framework for the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to investigate complaints and enforce the civil penalties regime which will apply to the making of unsolicited telemarketing calls; and enable the development of relevant industry codes and ACMA standards relating to telemarketing calls. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum