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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
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Rural Adjustment Act 1992
    to allow for the re-appointment of National Rural Advisory Council members for two subsequent terms after their initial term. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Establishes a resale royalty right for visual artists and an accompanying statutory scheme. The resale royalty right will entitle visual artists to a royalty payment on the sale price of any commercial resale of their original works of art valued over $1,000, be inalienable and endure for the life of the artist plus 70 years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008, the bill repeals the
    Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993
    and repeals provisions of the
    Road Transport Reform (Heavy Vehicles Registration) Act 1997
    to allow the Australian Capital Territory Government to introduce the new heavy vehicle registration charges. Also amends the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    to: increase the road user charge rate to 21 cents per litre from 1 January 2009; and establish a mechanism to allow for regulations to be made to adjust the charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Radio Licence Fees Act 1964
    to ensure that all revenue earned from analogue and digital radio broadcasting services by a broadcaster is used to calculate the broadcaster’s radio broadcasting licence fee. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Aug 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972
    and
    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987
    to: allow greater commercialisation of technology developed by the Australian Institution of Marine Science and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation; and minimise administrative demands on these agencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983
    to correct an anomaly in the Act by clarifying the power to impose a tax on the issue of a transmitter licence where there has been no application for that licence. Also validates the imposition of the tax on licences that have been affected by the anomaly. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2002, the bill amends the
    Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993
    to provide for automatic annual adjustments to the level of heavy vehicle registration charges in the Australian Capital Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Forestry and Conservation 
    Summary
    The bill: gives effect to certain Commonwealth obligations under Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs); provides legislative support to the National Forest Policy Statement and Forest and Wood Products Action Agenda; and provides for the continuation of the Forest and Wood Products Council. Also amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to ensure that it contains identical provisions to the proposed
    Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002
    in relation to its application to RFA forestry operations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Aug 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum