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
    27 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to remove the requirement for certain pension providers to obtain an actuary’s certificate to qualify for tax exemptions;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to require taxpayers under age 18 to satisfy a work test in order to claim a tax deduction for personal superannuation contributions;
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    to align the portability request time frame applying to retirement savings account providers with that of superannuation providers;
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to simplify the superannuation guarantee earnings base arrangements; and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to correct a cross-referencing error in relation to cancellation of registrable superannuation entity licences. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Michael ORGAN MP 

    Bill

  • Date
    13 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003
    to: increase the level of Government matching of personal superannuation contributions; increase the maximum amount of co-contribution available; increase the income level up to which the maximum co-contribution applies; and reduce the rate by which the maximum co-contribution phases out; and 3 Acts to reduce the maximum surcharge rates over the next 3 financial years; and 5 Acts to reduce the superannuation surcharge cap. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes procedures for obtaining warrants, emergency authorisations and authorisations for the installation and use of surveillance devices in Australia and overseas in relation to criminal investigations and child recovery orders; and regulates the use, communication, publication, storage, destruction and making of records in connection with surveillance device operations. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Customs Act 1901
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    ; and contains transitional and savings provisions and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to permit the provision of teaching scholarships to persons of one sex, in order to address the imbalance in the number of male and female teachers in schools. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    to strengthen the prudential regulation of superannuation, including providing for: the licensing of trustees of superannuation entities regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the registration of those entities; and enforcement powers and penalty provisions; and
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    and
    Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997
    to expand the reporting requirements for actuaries and auditors. Also contains transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    GREIG, Brian 
    Summary
    Prohibits discrimination on the ground of sexuality, transgender identity or intersex status and makes consequential amendments to the
    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986

    Bill

  • Date
    16 Oct 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: repeal existing provisions in relation to rent assistance and consolidate and simplify them in one new part; and make minor amendments to: clarify the payments recoverable when customers receive economic loss compensation payments; apply the definition of “independence” to disability support pension youth customers; and clarify the operation of the income and assets test provisions. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LEES, Meg 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to extend the eligibility of persons under 25 years of age to the carer payment. 

    Bill

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975
    ,
    Census and Statistics Act 1905
    and the Statistics Regulations to rectify technical deficiencies in relation to secrecy provisions, engagement of supplementary staff and validation of certain Australian Bureau of Statistics practices, which arose as unintended consequences of previous amendments to the
    Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum