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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
    02 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills, the bill establishes the framework for calculating a miner’s minerals resources rent tax liability on mining profits made from extracting taxable resources (mainly coal and iron ore) for a mining project interest for a year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP 
    Summary
    Responds to the High Court’s decision in
    Plaintiff M70/2011 v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
    [2011] HCA 32 by amending the:
    Migration Act 1958
    to replace the existing framework for taking offshore entry persons to another country for assessment of their claims to be refugees; and
    Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946
    in relation to the making and implementation of any decision to remove, deport or take a non-citizen child from Australia. The amendments made by this proposed Act have effect only for a period of 12 months. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum