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 Mar 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
    Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980
    to implement changes to the governance arrangements of the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Farm Household Support Act 1992
    and makes consequential amendments to the
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    and
    Social Security Act 1991
    to provide agriculturally dependent small business operators with the same access as farmers to Exceptional Circumstances assistance, a Health Care Card and concessions for the Youth Allowance and Austudy means tests. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Mar 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
    Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989
    to strengthen the governance, accountability and reporting framework of the eight statutory rural Research and Development Corporations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Wheat Marketing Act 1989
    to transfer, until 30 June 2007, the veto power for bulk wheat export applications from AWB (International) Ltd to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Aug 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Cattle Disease Eradication Account Act 1991
    to enable funds to be transferred from the National Cattle Disease Eradication Account to the Cattle Disease Contingency Fund. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Jun 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Export Control Act 1982
    to: insert a definition for “fish”; extend the definitions of “preparation” and “premises”; create four new offences in relation to the preparation of goods for export; extend the services for which fees may be charged to services provided by the Secretary or the Secretary’s delegate; and clarify the use of certain terms; and
    Quarantine Act 1908
    to provide a legal basis for the recovery of fees for quarantine services provided by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service to other Commonwealth bodies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 May 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    to provide for custodial penalties for foreign fishing offences in those parts of Australia’s territorial sea that are within the Australian Fishing Zone or within any area of Australian jurisdiction. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 May 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002
    to: enable monies equal to the amounts received through emergency plant pest response levies and charges imposed on plant products to be appropriated out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and paid to Plant Health Australia (PHA); and authorise PHA to administer these amounts on behalf of plant industry members. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Act 1998
    to increase the operative levy rate to 0.075 of a cent per kilogram and increase the maximum levy rate to 0.10 of a cent per kilogram, for apples and pears exported from Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Residue Survey (Excise) Levy Act 1998
    to: increase the operative levy rate to 0.075 of a cent per kilogram for fresh apples and pears produced in Australia; and increase the maximum levy rate to 0.10 of a cent per kilogram for fresh, juicing or processing apples and pears produced in Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum