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
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Act 2003
    to remove references to the pipeline safety management plan levy to enable the payment of safety case levies for pipelines. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    in relation to: granting certain access authorities; declaring locations from the Designated Authority to Joint Authority; granting scientific investigation consents; the notification of discovery of petroleum in production license areas; datum provisions and the relabelling of title areas and blocks; duty of care offences; consent to operate a pipeline; requirements for data management plans; titleholder responsibilities in relation to drilling safety; and the registration and transfers of, and dealings in, petroleum titles;
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1997
    to add the Western Australian mirror legislation to the Act; and
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    ,
    Archives Act 1983
    ,
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    in relation to Commissions of inquiry into significant offshore incidents. Also makes minor technical corrections to five other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Applies a profits-based mineral royalty regime to new projects containing designated substances, including uranium, on Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal land. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    ,
    Australian Energy Market Act 2004
    ,
    Australian Energy Market Amendment (Gas Legislation) Act 2007
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to correct the year of enactment of South Australian and Western Australian gas legislation from 2007 to 2008. The amended legislation underpins the new national regime for the regulation of access to natural gas pipelines. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2006
    to: convert certain geodetic data references of area descriptions to Geocentric Datum of Australia (GOA94); remove certain ministerial emergency powers in part of Bass Strait; and make technical corrections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources, Energy and Tourism 
    Summary
    The bill: allows a Northern Territory Land Council and other parties in a state or territory to volunteer their land for consideration as the location for a national facility for the management of radioactive waste arising from medical, industrial and research uses of radioactive material; repeals the
    Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005
    ; and makes a consequential amendment to the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources, Energy and Tourism 
    Summary
    Establishes the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Board (ACRE) and the position of the Chief Executive Officer of ACRE to advise on the development of funding and promotion strategies for renewable energy development, commercialisation and use. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources, Energy and Tourism 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    and
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to replace reference to the National Energy Market Management Company Limited with the Australian Energy Market Operator Limited, to reflect the commencement of a single national energy market operator for both the electricity and gas sectors from 1 July 2009. Also amends the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    and
    Australian Energy Market Act 2004
    to amend references to Western Australian gas legislation to reflect the delayed commencement of the National Gas Access Law in that state. 

    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

  • 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 (Annual Fees) Act 2006
    to: require the registered holder of titles to pay an annual fee for the term of the title; and amend the long title of the Act and rename it as the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Annual Fees) Act 2006

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum