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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
    22 Jun 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Apr 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasurer's portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the Council of Europe Money-Laundering Convention and other international instruments concerning the confiscation of proceeds of crime by providing for a civil forfeiture scheme, which will operate in parallel with the existing conviction-based confiscation regime, to confiscate unlawfully acquired property without first requiring a conviction. Also: enables freezing and confiscation of property used in, intended to be used in or derived from terrorism offences; strengthens provisions in relation to conviction-based confiscation; and provides for the confiscation of literary proceeds derived from the exploitation of criminal notoriety for commercial purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002, the bill amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert new money laundering offences;
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    to update cross references;
    International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995
    in relation to enforcement of foreign restraining and forfeiture orders;
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to: reflect provisions of the new proceeds regime; and relocate provisions which relate to foreign orders and offences;
    Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988
    to relocate record retention provisions;
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    to ensure that bankruptcy is not used to thwart confiscation of proceeds of crime;
    Family Law Act 1975
    to ensure that property settlements and spousal maintenance cannot be used to defeat confiscation of proceeds of crime;
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1997
    so that it does not apply to certain decisions of the Director of Public Prosecutions or an approved examiner;
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    and
    Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
    in relation to the functions of the AFP and the DPP respectively;
    Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979
    and
    National Crime Authority Act 1984
    to include forfeiture proceedings within the meaning of relevant proceedings;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    in relation to access to taxation information; and
    Proceeds of Crime Act 1987
    to repeal relocated and redundant provisions, including provisions relating to existing money laundering offences. Also makes consequential amendments to 8 other Acts and contains transitional and application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    and
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to allow insurers to permanently offer extended family policies to cover ‘dependent child non-students’; and
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to make amendments consequential on the establishment of the National Joint Replacement Register. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Corporations Act 2001
    ,
    Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Insurance Contracts Act 1984
    to remove the 1 July 2008 requirement for health-related business conducted through health benefits funds to be subject to dual regulation by the Private Health Insurance Administration Council and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority; and
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to: enable restricted access insurers to specify their eligibility requirements in constitutions or operational rules; require all private health insurers to be companies under the Corporations Act by January 2010; clarify that discounted corporate products offered by private health insurers are not a breach of community rating; and provide that a pilot project conducted as specified in the Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules does not breach community rating. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to: allow for conditional listing of prostheses in the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules (Prostheses Rules); and require the Minister for Health and Ageing to make rules specifying criteria for listing prostheses in the Prostheses Rules. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to reform the private health insurance sector, the bill amends the
    Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy Act 1995
    to update definitions as a consequence of the proposed
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    ; and repeals the existing levy and imposes a new levy. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to reform the private health insurance sector, the bill replaces the current regulatory framework with a new regulatory framework which includes measures such as: the introduction of Broader Health Cover which will cover out of hospital services which substitute for, or avert, hospital care; premiums reduction and incentive payments schemes; standard product information; conversion to for-profit status; restructures, mergers and acquisitions of health funds; a comparative website for consumers; changes to Lifetime Health Cover for those with 10 years’ continuous cover; and provides for the Office of Private Health Insurance Ombudsman. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to reform the private health insurance sector, the bill: provides for the transition to the new regulatory framework; makes consequential amendments to 23 Acts, including changes to the income tax law in relation to income tax offsets; repeals redundant provisions in the
    National Health Act 1953
    ,
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
    ; and repeals the
    Private Health Insurance (ACAC Review Levy) Act 2003
    and
    Private Health Insurance Incentives Act 1998

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum