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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
    12 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    WINDSOR, Tony, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to: require corporations to seek Commonwealth approval when an extractive activity may have significant impact on the water quality, structural integrity or hydraulic balance of a water resource unless exempted to do so; require the minister to declare by disallowable legislative instrument that an exemption has been granted; and impose penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a tuition protection service, the bill amends the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997
    to make amendments consequent on the proposed
    Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Act 2012

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a tuition protection service (TPS), the bill: establishes the TPS levy to be imposed on registered providers and sets out the basis for its calculation; provides that certain providers may be exempt from components of the levy; and requires the dollar amounts of the administrative fee component and the base fee component to be published annually. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a tuition protection service, the bill amends: the
    Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
    to: place obligations on registered international education providers when a provider fails to start or finish providing a course or when an overseas student fails to start or finish a course; provide for a national regime of national registration of providers; limit the amount of initial pre-paid fees that may be collected by a registered provider; provide that students are only eligible for a refund of the unused portion of prepaid tuition fees; and specify what details providers must keep on student records; and five Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
    Education Services for Overseas Students (Assurance Fund Contributions) Act 2000

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: allow the Electoral Commissioner to update an elector’s enrolled address following receipt and analysis of reliable and current data sources from outside the Electoral Commission; require an elector to be notified of the Electoral Commissioner’s intention to enrol them at a new address and give the elector the opportunity to object to the change; enable objection action to be discontinued and the elector’s enrolled address updated so that the elector is not removed from the electoral roll; standardise references to the Electoral Commissioner; provide for the Electoral Commissioner to delegate the power to seek information; and make consequential amendments; and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to prohibit the Electoral Commissioner from updating an elector’s address on a roll during the period from 8 pm on the day the rolls close to the close of voting at a referendum. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Amendment (Reducing Business Compliance Burden) Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Excise Act 1901
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: permit small business entities and certain other persons to defer the settlement of excise duties from a weekly to a monthly cycle; and clarify administrative arrangements for periodic settlement permissions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    and
    Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
    to: allow the Electoral Commissioner to directly enrol a person if the Electoral Commissioner is satisfied that the person has met certain criteria; require the person to be notified of the Electoral Commissioner’s intention to enrol them and give the elector the opportunity to object to the enrolment; allow the Electoral Commissioner to admit certain declaration votes to further scrutiny; allow the Electoral Commissioner to enrol certain persons who have cast declaration votes and who have been removed from the roll; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum