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
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill imposes a levy on manufactured horse feed and worm treatments for horses, to enable the horse industry to repay amounts paid by the Commonwealth on behalf of the horse industry in response to an emergency animal disease outbreak affecting horses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill: enables the collection and administration of a horse disease response levy on manufactured horse feed and worm treatments for horses; imposes penalties for unpaid levies and the remission of any penalties for late payments; enables the collection of information and documents as specified by the Commonwealth; provides for entry, search and seizure powers; requires the minister to review the levy mechanism every five years unless the levies are active at the time the review is due. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fishing Levy Act 1991
    and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    in relation to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority by: making co-management arrangements with stakeholders in Commonwealth fisheries; administering the regulatory regime; restructuring management advisory committees; and charging agencies for certain services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to increase the cap on the research and development component of the laying chickens levy from 10 cents to 30 cents per laying chicken. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    to facilitate a pilot of drought policy measures to assist farmers to be trialled in Western Australia for 2010-11. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    in relation to: notification of minor product variations of registered agvet products; limiting and clarifying the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s label assessment role; removing the requirement to notify the authorisation of an approved person; trade issues when considering label approvals; and the disclosure of confidential commercial information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    to: enable the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to undertake certain administrative and licensing functions by an eLicensing system (GOFish); and provide that fisheries officers engaged in investigating suspected illegal fishing can be issued with, and carry, prescribed defensive equipment in the course of their duties; and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    to clarify which individuals who receive fish directly from Torres Strait commercial fishers require a fish receiver licence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980
    and
    Trade Marks Act 1995
    to bring the Australia-European Community Agreement on Trade in Wine into force; and
    Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980
    in relation to: the Label Integrity Program; compliance; and penalty units. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Rural Adjustment Act 1992
    to allow for the re-appointment of National Rural Advisory Council members for two subsequent terms after their initial term. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Dairy Produce Act 1986
    to finalise the Dairy Industry Adjustment Program by terminating the dairy adjustment levy, winding-up the Dairy Structural Adjustment Fund and terminating the Dairy Adjustment Authority. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to remove references to the Dairy Industry Adjustment Program; repeals the
    Dairy Adjustment Levy (Customs) Act 2000
    ,
    Dairy Adjustment Levy (Excise) Act 2000
    and
    Dairy Adjustment Levy (General) Act 2000
    which set the dairy adjustment levy rate; and includes a regulation-making power to make transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum