What is a bill?

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
    21 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to extend FEE-HELP assistance to full-fee-paying students in Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses that are accredited as vocational education and training qualifications and where credit toward a higher education award is available. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: enable eligible patients to access up to $4,250 in dental benefits over two consecutive calendar years; and introduce new dental items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Higher Education Endowment Fund Bill 2007, the bill amends the
    Future Fund Act 2006
    to extend the Future Fund Board’s functions in relation to the Higher Education Endowment Fund (HEEF); and the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to make gifts of money to the HEEF tax deductible. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Higher Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) to generate earnings for capital expenditure and research facilities in higher education institutions; grants the Treasurer and Finance Minister the power to credit cash amounts to the HEEF; grants the Future Fund Board of Guardians (the Board) statutory responsibility for managing the investments of the HEEF; expands the Future Fund Management Agency’s operational activities to provide executive support to the Board and be responsible for the operational activities associated with the investment of the HEEF; requires responsible ministers to issue an Investment Mandate to the Board regarding the investment of the HEEF and determine rules for the maximum level of payments from the HEEF; and establishes the Higher Education Endowment Fund Advisory Board to advise the Education Minister on matters related to the making of grants to eligible higher education institutions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007
    to correct a broad offence provision relating to ‘complying health insurance policy’; and the
    National Health Act 1953
    in relation to pharmacists substituting items under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Also makes consequential amendments as a result of the new regulatory framework imposed by the
    Private Health Insurance Act 2007

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to: remove the requirement for higher education providers to meet the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and the National Governance Protocols as a condition of Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding; and make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to provide VET FEE-HELP assistance to full fee paying students in Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses accredited as VET qualifications and where credit toward a higher education award is available for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill amends the
    Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996
    to enable horse disease response levies to be appropriated to the Australian Animal Health Council to repay amounts paid by the Commonwealth due to an outbreak of an emergency horse disease. Any excess levies are to be used for research and development activities or the promotion or maintenance of horse health. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill imposes a levy on the first registration of horses, to enable the horse industry to repay amounts paid by the Commonwealth on behalf of the horse industry in the event of an outbreak of an emergency horse disease. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill: enables the collection and administration of a horse disease response levy from horse registration bodies; imposes penalties for unpaid levies and the remission of any penalties resulting from late payments; introduces information gathering powers to allow for the collection of information and documents as specified by the Commonwealth; and provides for regulations to prescribe details for the collection of the levy. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum