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
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to: close the Student Financial Supplement Scheme to new applications from ABSTUDY students from 1 January 2004 and continue loan repayment arrangements for existing loans; and make a minor technical amendment to extend the regulation-making power relating to notifications. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    GREIG, Brian 
    Summary
    Prohibits certain conduct involving the vilification and incitement to hatred of people on the ground of gender or sexuality. 

    Bill

  • Date
    11 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997
    to exempt from goods and services tax certain transactions and transfers associated with the corporatisation of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000
    to provide maximum capital grant funding amounts for government and non-government schools for 2005-2007. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to enable States and Territories to legislate to limit access to assisted reproductive technology services to married couples and couples in a de facto marriage. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 May 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends 42 Acts to correct minor clerical and drafting errors. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 May 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation) Bill (No. 2) 2002, the bill provides for the quarterly imposition of the superannuation guarantee charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    in relation to gifting of assets by introducing a free area of $25 000, over and above already deprived assets, that will apply over a rolling 5-year period and will operate concurrently with the current $10 000 per year free area. Gifts in excess of this $25 000 free area within the 5 years will be assessed as a deprived asset for 5 years. Also changes the applicable period from a pension year to a financial year. The new rules will apply from 1 July 2002. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: insert new offences in relation to treason and terrorism related activities, all of which carry a penalty of life imprisonment; provide for ministerial declaration of proscribed organisations and insert offences in relation to membership or links with such an organisation;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to repeal the existing treason offence;
    Migration Act 1958
    to update treason offence cross-references; and
    Australian Protective Service Act 1987
    and
    Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
    to ensure that the Australian Protective Service has power to deal with terrorist related offences and to perform the aircraft security officer function on intra-state flights. Also contains savings and application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: insert new offences in relation to treason and terrorism related activities, all of which carry a penalty of life imprisonment; provide for ministerial declaration of proscribed organisations and insert offences in relation to membership or links with such an organisation;
    Crimes Act 1914
    to repeal the existing treason offence;
    Migration Act 1958
    to update treason offence cross-references; and
    Australian Protective Service Act 1987
    and
    Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
    to ensure that the Australian Protective Service has power to deal with terrorist related offences and to perform the aircraft security officer function on intra-state flights. Also contains savings and application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum