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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 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to provide a framework for the administration and management of the Great Barrier Reef Park which integrates with the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    and other legislation by: implementing environmental impact assessment and permitting processes; investigation and evidence collection; targeted approaches to enforcement; encouraging responsible use of the Park; and new emergency management powers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes a standing appropriation to enable claims to be paid under the Australian Government Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding; and provides a borrowing power, to enable money to be borrowed to pay such claims, should there be insufficient funds in the Consolidated Revenue Fund. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Provides for: a standing appropriation to pay claims under the Guarantee of State and Territory Borrowing; and a borrowing power enabling money to be borrowed to pay those claims should there be insufficient funds in the Consolidated Revenue Fund at the time claims are to be paid. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BISHOP, Bronwyn, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to: require regulations to be made to determine that food processing activities, to the extent they are trade exposed, be given a 90 per cent partial exemption from the additional renewable source electricity acquisition obligation for 2010 and later years; and provide that certain emerging renewable energy sources gain a share of the guaranteed renewable energy market. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MINCHIN, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to provide that certain emerging renewable energy sources gain a share of the guaranteed renewable energy market. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish governance arrangements for Commonwealth superannuation schemes, the bill: merges the Australian Reward Investment Alliance, the Military Superannuation and Benefits Board and the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Authority into a single trustee body - the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), and sets out its functions and powers; establishes a governing board of CSC; allows CSC to employ staff and engage consultants; and provides for finance and reporting requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum