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
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: increase the maximum allowable income exemption for the Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment (ECRP); and extend the ECRP to more agriculture-dependent small business operators; and
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    to enable ECRP recipients to continue to receive payments while temporarily absent from Australia for specific family or humanitarian reasons. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Consequential on the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008, the bill: repeals the
    Wheat Marketing Act 1989
    ; makes consequential amendments to four Acts and two regulations; and makes transitional amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Establishes Wheat Exports Australia as a statutory entity to regulate the export of bulk wheat through a Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the:
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    to implement changes to the governance arrangements of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority;
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    to require foreign fishing vessels to stow fishing equipment whilst transiting through the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ); and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable enforcement action to be taken against foreign vessels breaching international fishery management measures and boats supporting illegal fishing in the AFZ. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    to allow the minister to appoint a Commissioner to conduct a Commission of inquiry into the outbreak of equine influenza in Australia, and provides that relevant powers and protections in the
    Royal Commission Act 1902
    apply to the inquiry. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Archives Act 1983
    ,
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    Privacy Act 1988

    Bill

  • Date
    14 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Wheat Marketing Act 1989
    and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 in relation to: information-gathering and investigative powers of the Wheat Export Authority (WEA); extension of the minister’s veto power over non-AWB (International) Ltd bulk exports; ministerial power to change the holder of the single desk export privilege; deregulation of exports in bags and containers; and structural and governance reforms of the WEA including renaming it as the Export Wheat Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    and
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to: replace the voluntary marketing and research contributions system for the red meat processor industry with a statutory levy on the slaughter of cattle, sheep and goats; allow bodies other than declared bodies to receive levy funds for research and development; and permit disaggregated levy payer information to be provided to the red meat processor industry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Fisheries Levy Amendment Bill 2007, the bill amends the
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    ,
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    in relation to: delegation powers of the minister and the Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority; management of Australia’s rights and obligations under the Torres Strait Treaty; output controls and fisheries management practices; consistency with other legislative regimes; compliance, forfeiture and enforcement procedures; the role and functions of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA); and transition of the AFMA from an authority to a commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2007, the bill amends the
    Fisheries Levy Act 1984
    to ensure levies can be collected in Torres Strait fisheries in accordance with new management and licensing arrangements provided for in the proposed
    Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    to change the governance and financial management arrangements for the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority from a board structure to an executive management structure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum