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
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill imposes an imported food charge, to the extent that it is a duty of customs. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill imposes an imported food charge, to the extent that it is a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Jun 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to manage imported food, the bill imposes an imported food charge, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill: repeals the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    and
    Quarantine Charges (Collection) Act 2014
    ; makes consequential amendments to 20 Acts to update references to managing biosecurity risk under the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014
    , and substitute references to
    Quarantine Act 1908
    with the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014
    ; and makes transitional arrangements in relation to the management of biosecurity risks from the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    to the new biosecurity framework under the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the Quarantine Act 1908) to: manage biosecurity risks, the risk of contagion of a listed human disease, the risk of listed human diseases entering Australian territory, risks related to ballast water, biosecurity emergencies and human biosecurity emergencies; and give effect to Australia’s international rights and obligations, including the International Health Regulations 2005, the World Health Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, and the Convention on Biological Diversity 1992. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill amends the
    Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Act 2014
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Biosecurity Charges Imposition (Customs) Act 2014
    ; and continue recovery of costs for biosecurity services, as duties of customs, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill amends the
    Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Act 2014
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Biosecurity Charges Imposition (Excise) Act 2014
    ; and continue recovery of costs for biosecurity services, as duties of excise, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    ), the bill amends the
    Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Act 2014
    to: amend the short title of the Act to
    Biosecurity Charges Imposition (General) Act 2014
    ; and continue recovery of costs for biosecurity services, so far as those charges are neither duties of customs nor duties of excise, for prescribed matters associated with the administration of the proposed
    Biosecurity Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985
    to make amendments consequential on the definitional changes made to the
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    by the proposed
    Export Legislation Amendment Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills in relation to certain export services, the bill amends the:
    Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Act 1985
    to make amendments consequential on the definitional changes made to the
    Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection Act 1985
    by the proposed
    Export Legislation Amendment Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum