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
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003
    to: freeze indexation of the co-contribution income threshold for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years; and maintain the current matching rate and maximum co-contribution payable on an individual’s eligible superannuation contributions;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to modify the thin capitalisation rules in relation to the application of accounting standards for authorised deposit-taking institutions;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable certain officers to declare that a specified entity is not subject to Commonwealth tax law in relation to a specified transaction;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to provide that unexpended income of a special disability trust is taxed at a certain rate; and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to managed investment trusts and withholding tax. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: provide that Australian Defence Force members with British nuclear test defence service are eligible for pensions, treatment and other benefits; lower the age of domicile of choice from 21 to 18 years of age; and cease eligibility for war widow or widower pension for widows and widowers who enter into a de facto relationship prior to claiming the pension;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    ,
    Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    to provide that certain submarine special operations between 1978 and 1992 will be reclassified as operational and qualifying service; and
    Defence Service Homes Act 1918
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to reclassify certain service in Ubai in Thailand as qualifying service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to enable Australia Post and the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDSA) to enable the carriage of medicine by Australia Post for the RFDSA’s Medical Chest Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to provide for: specific authorisation requirements for how-to-vote cards; and penalties for contravening the requirements; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to misleading or deceptive electronic advertising publications. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    in relation to: publishing enrolment and election-related forms and information about places to vote; electronic certified lists of voters; mobile polling; postal voting; eligibility for early voting; and technical amendments; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    in relation to: evidence of identity for enrolment; the age of provisional enrolment; roll information provided electronically to parliamentarians; electronically copying the roll; purposes for which the roll may be used; and enrolment for people experiencing homelessness. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to provide that: pre-poll votes cast in an elector’s home division can be cast and counted as ordinary votes; the Australian Electoral Commission may process enrolment transactions outside the division for which the person is enrolling; and electors can update their enrolment details electronically; and
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to restrict the number of candidates that can be endorsed by a political party in each division. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to increase the customs duty rate applying to aviation fuel to 3.556 cents per litre from 1 July 2010. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to increase the excise duty rate applying to aviation fuel to 3.556 cents per litre from 1 July 2010. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    International Monetary Agreements Act 1947
    to enable the Commonwealth to make loans to the International Monetary Fund in the event of calls under the amended New Arrangements to Borrow. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency as a statutory body and provides for: the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; committees; strategic and annual operational plans; finance and reporting requirements; and grants by the agency. Also establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Advisory Council and provides for: the terms and conditions of appointment of members to the Council; and meeting procedures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum