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
    01 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: clarify that a non-citizen has, at a particular time, no lawful right to come to Australia if at that time the person does not meet requirements for lawfully coming to Australia under domestic law; and apply this clarification retrospectively to 16 December 1999. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Designs (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002, the bill repeals the
    Designs Act 1906
    and implements a new registration system for industrial designs. Also contains transitional and saving provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Designs Bill 2002, the bill amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to correct anomalies that may defeat the policy intent of a number of provisions that limit copyright protection for essentially industrial products. Also makes minor amendments to 15 Acts consequential on the proposed
    Designs Act 2002
    and repeal of the
    Designs Act 1906
    . Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to apply the Professional Services Review Scheme to dental services provided under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to require the Chief Executive Medicare (CEM) to waive certain debts incurred by dentists in relation to the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS); and
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    to: enable the CEM or their delegate to obtain certain documents from dentists to substantiate the payments of benefits under the CDBS; delegate ministerial functions and powers; amend the definition of ‘dental practitioner’; enable the disclosure of certain protected information; and make a technical amendment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Dental Benefits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008, the bill establishes a framework for the payment of dental benefits to effect the Teen Dental Plan and a new Dental Benefits Schedule. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Sep 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    to: establish a framework for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule to extend eligibility for subsidised dental care to children at least two years of age but under 18 years of age from 1 January 2014; and enable different monetary caps to apply to different groups of persons or different groups of services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Dental Benefits Bill 2008, the bill makes consequential amendments to eight Acts to effect implementation of the Teen Dental Plan. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Military End-Use) Bill 2011, the bill: gives effect to the Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America concerning Defense Trade Cooperation; provides for controls on the supply of Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) listed technology and services related to DSGL technology and goods; creates a registration and permit regime for the brokering of DSGL goods, technology and related services; and creates offences and imposes penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
    in relation to: providing an additional 12 month implementation period before offence provisions and record-keeping requirements commence; removing controls on the supply of Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) technology; extending the exception to the offence of supplying DSGL technology without a permit; narrowing the scope of publication and brokering offences; establishing offences for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; including additional exceptions to the brokering offence; prohibiting the brokering of military or dual-use DSGL technology where the supply would prejudice Australia’s defence, security or international relations; directing a person to seek a permit for brokering dual-use DSGL goods or technology; requiring the minister to consider prescribed criteria when deciding whether an activity would prejudice Australia’s security, defence or international relations; and providing for reviews of the operation of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Nov 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Defence portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum