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
    05 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills, the bill amends the:
    Ozone Protection Act 1989
    to: provide for a national regulatory scheme for the management of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases used as their replacements; ratify the Beijing Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer which requires a ban on trade in and manufacture of bromochloromethane, and a ban on trade in hydrochlorofluorocarbons with certain countries; change the long and short titles of the Act; and
    Evidence Act 1995
    and
    Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997
    to reflect the title change of the
    Ozone Protection Act 1989
    to the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
    . Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
    in relation to: establishing a civil penalties regime; powers of inspectors; evidential material procedures; funding from the Ozone Protection and SGG Account; phasing out of hydrochlorofluorocarbon using equipment in Australia; and technical and administrative changes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends 11 Acts to make amendments consequential on the Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 and provide for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to: extend the Paid Parental Leave Scheme to certain working fathers and partners so that they receive two weeks’ dad and partner pay at the rate of the national minimum wage; and clarify provisions relating to: ‘keeping in touch days’; debt recovery; notices; and delegation of the secretary’s powers; the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: clarify unpaid parental leave arrangements in the event of a stillbirth or infant death; enable early commencement of unpaid parental leave; and enable employees who are on unpaid parental leave to perform permissible paid work for short periods (‘keeping in touch days’); and five Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Establishes a national paid parental leave scheme to enable eligible primary carers to receive 18 weeks’ paid parental leave at the national minimum wage from 1 January 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Parliamentary Counsel Act 1970
    to transfer the functions of the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel;
    Acts Publication Act 1905
    and
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    to confer on the First Parliamentary Counsel certain functions previously undertaken by the secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department; and
    Family Law Act 1975
    ,
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    ,
    Federal Magistrates Act 1999
    and
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990
    to enable the minister to make a legislative instrument to establish a parliamentary injury compensation scheme to provide the same benefits to parliamentarians and the spouse of the Prime Minister based on the scheme applicable to Commonwealth employees under the
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and for Comcare to administer the scheme; and the
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    and
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (by renaming and extending the functions of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission); provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; and gives the committee responsibility for oversighting the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Leader of the House 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to restore the exclusion for the parliamentary departments and office holders from the application of the
    Freedom of Information Act 1982

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum