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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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TOTAL RESULTS: 54

  • Date
    13 May 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    Prohibits the sale of takeaway alcoholic beverages between midnight and 7 am on any day and imposes offences for any contravention. 

    Bill

  • Date
    17 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LEES, Meg 
    Summary
    Increases the mandatory renewable energy target from 2 per cent to 3.5 per cent. 

    Bill

  • Date
    01 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LUDWIG, Sen Joe 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Crimes Act 1914
    to create new offences for acts of racial and religious hatred. 

    Bill

  • Date
    11 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LUNDY, Sen Kate 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to establish a Resale Royalty Scheme for the visual arts which will provide for a collecting society authorised to receive moneys on behalf of artists whose original work is resold through an art market intermediary. 

    Bill

  • Date
    01 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Michael ORGAN MP 

    Bill

  • Date
    24 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MILNE, Sen Christine 
    Summary
    The bill: requires the minister to develop a scheme to support solar hot water systems and heat pump hot water systems by 1 July 2011; requires the minister to ensure the phasing-out of electric resistance water heaters by 30 June 2012; and amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to require that the number of renewable energy certificates (RECs) created by solar hot water systems, heat pump hot water systems and ‘phantom RECs’ must be added to the subsequent year’s renewable energy target. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MILNE, Sen Christine 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to increase the mandatory renewable energy target from 9,500GWh to 45,000GWh and require the minister to review the targets annually. 

    Bill

  • Date
    11 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MILNE, Sen Christine 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to establish a national feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies by providing: that the minister sets and reviews a FiT rate for renewable energy technology and a FiT levy rate to fund payments under the scheme; that qualifying generators be allowed to connect and feed into the grid; that the Renewable Energy Regulator establish a Feed-in-Tariff Register; and for the preparation and tabling of an independent report on the operation of the scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    07 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NETTLE, Kerry;BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Removes recognition of United States military commissions from the
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to establish a national feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies by providing: that the minister sets and reviews a FiT rate for renewable energy technology and a FiT levy rate to fund payments under the scheme; that qualifying generators be allowed to connect and feed into the grid; that the Renewable Energy Regulator establish a Feed-in-Tariff Register; and for the preparation and tabling of an independent report on the operation of the scheme. 

    Bill