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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
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Provides financial assistance to the States and Territories for government and non-government schools for 2005-2008 by providing for: integration of Catholic system schools in the socioeconomic status (SES) funding model for non-government schools; a funding guarantee to independent non-government schools that would otherwise be disadvantaged from updating the SES scores for 2005-2008; additional funding for the Capital Grants Program for constructions and refurbishments in non-government schools in isolated locations in the Northern Territory; and establishment of the Literacy, Numeracy and Special Learning Needs Program for disadvantaged students. Also contains transitional provisions and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000
    to: appropriate additional funding for the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and Projects Programme for the Tutorial Credits Initiative in 2004; and correct a technical defect in the socioeconomic status funding phasing-in arrangements for non-government schools. Also repeals the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 1992
    and
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 1996

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Anthony ALBANESE MP 

    Bill

  • Date
    24 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Michael ORGAN MP 

    Bill

  • Date
    24 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes procedures for obtaining warrants, emergency authorisations and authorisations for the installation and use of surveillance devices in Australia and overseas in relation to criminal investigations and child recovery orders; and regulates the use, communication, publication, storage, destruction and making of records in connection with surveillance device operations. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    ,
    Customs Act 1901
    and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    ; and contains transitional and savings provisions and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to permit the provision of teaching scholarships to persons of one sex, in order to address the imbalance in the number of male and female teachers in schools. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    GREIG, Brian 
    Summary
    Prohibits discrimination on the ground of sexuality, transgender identity or intersex status and makes consequential amendments to the
    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986

    Bill

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LEES, Meg 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to extend the eligibility of persons under 25 years of age to the carer payment. 

    Bill

  • Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to: close the Student Financial Supplement Scheme to new applications from ABSTUDY students from 1 January 2004 and continue loan repayment arrangements for existing loans; and make a minor technical amendment to extend the regulation-making power relating to notifications. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    GREIG, Brian 
    Summary
    Prohibits certain conduct involving the vilification and incitement to hatred of people on the ground of gender or sexuality. 

    Bill