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
    04 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Provides for a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry in relation to the operation of Australian security and intelligence services relating to the Bali terrorist attack on 12 October 2002. Also provides for a regulation-making power. 

    Bill

  • Date
    20 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Provides for a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry in relation to Forestry Tasmania to investigate certain matters. 

    Bill

  • Date
    27 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (by renaming and extending the functions of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission); provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; and gives the committee responsibility for oversighting the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (by renaming and extending the functions of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission); provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; and gives the committee responsibility for oversighting the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Proceedings Act 1946
    to alter gender specific references to non-gender specific references. 

    Bill

  • Date
    24 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to: establish the Parliamentary Budget Office and the position of Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide independent and non-partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implications of proposals; and provide for the functions and governance of the Office;
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to provide that parties with at least five members in Parliament may request election costings from the Departments of Treasury and Finance;
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to list the Office as an exempt agency; and
    Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976
    and
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Aug 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    CALVERT, Paul 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to provide for the creation of a statutory position of Parliamentary Librarian. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976
    and
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948
    to: terminate the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme; require existing scheme members to choose a complying superannuation fund in line with the arrangements applying to new parliamentarians since 2004; and require the Commonwealth to pay into the complying superannuation funds chosen by members their respective commuted superannuation benefits and ongoing superannuation contributions. 

    Bill