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
    15 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 13 bills in relation to funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (DisabilityCare Australia), the bill: establishes the DisabilityCare Australia Fund to consist of the DisabilityCare Australia Fund Special Account and the investments of the DisabilityCare Australia Fund to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme; establishes the DisabilityCare Australia Transitional Special Account; makes the Future Fund Board responsible for fund investments and administration; provides for reporting requirements; and requires a review of the operation of the legislation before 30 June 2024, unless the responsible ministers agree to a later date. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Consequential on the package of bills in relation to funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (DisabilityCare Australia), the bill amends the:
    COAG Reform Fund Act 2008
    to enable reimbursements to the states and territories through the COAG Reform Fund;
    Future Fund Act 2006
    to expand the Future Fund’s duties to include management of the DisabilityCare Australia Fund; and
    Nation-building Funds Act 2008
    to enable the transfer of amounts between the Building Australia Fund, Education Investment Fund, Health and Hospitals Fund and the DisabilityCare Australia Fund in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Reforms Commonwealth-funded employment services and rehabilitation programs provided to people with disabilities by establishing a new quality assurance system which will make funding of employment services and approval of rehabilitation programs dependent on a service provider being certified by an industry-based certification body as meeting relevant standards. Also contains transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to remove the 'dominant reason' test; the
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    ,
    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986
    and
    Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986
    to: provide an explicit and positive duty to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities (which responds to the 2003 High Court decision of Purvis); respond to the Full Federal Court case of Forest in relation to carers, assistants and aids; clarify the defence of unjustifiable hardship; and replace the 'proportionality test' in the definition of indirect discrimination; 24 Acts to reflect the name change of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission to the Australian Human Rights Commission; and the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    and
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    to allow the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, in consultation with the National Transport Secretariat, to grant exemptions from disability standards dealing with public transportation services and facilities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Disability Discrimination Act 1992
    to support the draft Disability Standards for Education which will be formulated and tabled following passage of this bill and which will clarify and elaborate the obligations under the Act of education and training providers in relation to students with disabilities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 May 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    and
    Excise Act 1901
    to extend the Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme to power generation by retail and hospitality businesses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jun 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 

    Bill

  • Date
    01 Jun 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Sep 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum