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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
    15 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: clarify the application and operation of indexation arrangements; update the Melbourne College of Divinity’s name to MCD University of Divinity; enable dollar amounts to be rounded up when a partial HELP debt repayment is made; and provide that certain students undertaking courses in dentistry or veterinary science are eligible for the higher FEE-HELP limit. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Provides for the transfer of custody of certain records of the HIH Royal Commission to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Sep 2000 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Seeks to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child by providing that a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory must not require a court to sentence a person (including a person who is under 18 years of age) to imprisonment or detention for a property offence. Also contains certain application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill

  • Date
    21 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BUSHBY, Sen David 
    Summary
    The bill: specifies actions the minister must take when a dental practitioner who has provided a dental service and claimed a Medicare benefit payment is required to repay the benefit because certain administrative processes have not been undertaken; and requires the minister to table a report in Parliament detailing the actions taken. Also amends the Health Insurance (Dental Services) Determination 2007 to allow for circumstances where a Medicare benefit can be paid where a written quotation was not provided prior to dental treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    CORMANN, Sen Mathias;FIELDING, Sen Steve;XENOPHON, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to provide that if an item in the general medical services table is disallowed under the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    , the corresponding item in the previous regulations is taken to apply from the time of disallowance. 

    Bill

  • Date
    19 Mar 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    DUTTON, Peter, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: specifies actions the minister must take when a dental practitioner who has provided a dental service and claimed a Medicare benefit payment is required to repay the benefit because certain administrative processes have not been undertaken; and requires the minister to table a report in Parliament detailing the actions taken. Also amends the Health Insurance (Dental Services) Determination 2007 to allow for circumstances where a Medicare benefit can be paid where a written quotation was not provided prior to dental treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HUNT, Greg, MP 
    Summary
    Establishes the Commission of Inquiry into the Home Insulation Program and provides for: the functions and powers of the commission; offences relating to the giving of evidence before the commission; matters relating to the operation of the commission; and the commission to present its findings and any recommendations by 1 November 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Aug 1999 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Sen Bob BROWN 

    Bill