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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
    18 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to restructure the method of payment and collection of the Environmental Management Charge levied on standard tourism operations to clarify that goods and services tax is not payable; and consequentially extend the powers of inspectors to search aircraft and vessels and the powers of magistrates to issue search warrants. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Customs Tariff Amendment (Greater Sunrise) Bill 2004, the bill amends the
    Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967
    ,
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to provide the administrative framework necessary for Australia to meets its obligations under the Greater Sunrise unitisation agreement between Australia and East Timor. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial sector levy setting framework, the bill amends the
    General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: separate the authorised general insurance supervisory levy into a restricted and an unrestricted component; increase the statutory upper limit for the restricted levy component set for the 2005-06 financial year; and alter the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later financial years. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Oct 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALBANESE, Anthony, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to extend the boundaries of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to Australia’s exclusive economic zone. 

    Bill

  • Date
    01 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    and
    Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998
    to apply the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    to the relevant agencies; and
    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
    in relation to legislative instruments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Following recommendations of an independent review of the
    Gene Technology Act 2000
    and the Gene Technology Agreement 2001, this bill makes minor amendments to the
    Gene Technology Act 2000
    to improve its operation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
    Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972
    ,
    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987
    and
    Science and Industry Research Act 1949
    to implement changes to the governance arrangements of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to implement changes to the governance arrangements of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Also provides for: a periodic outlook report; development of zoning plans for the Marine Park; and replaces the Great Barrier Reef Consultative Committee with a non-statutory advisory board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    to: implement new financial management and administrative governance arrangements by transferring the Australian Accounting Standards Board and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board from the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    framework to the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    framework; and make transitional amendments, including changes to the Financial Reporting Council’s functions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Governor-General Act 1974
    to: set the salary for the next Governor-General; and remove references to the superannuation surcharge discontinued in 2005. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum