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
    23 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Establishes the Australian Civilian Corps (to work in crisis environments overseas for specified periods) and provides for the employment and management of Corps employees. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
    to: create three offences and penalties; and increase penalties for a number of existing offences; and
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    and
    Commonwealth Places (Application of Laws) Act 1970
    in relation to the powers of Australian Federal Police members to investigate offences committed at certain airports. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Modelled on the
    Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
    , the bill provides a framework for Australia to implement autonomous sanctions which may be applied to specific governments, individuals or entities, or specific goods and services that are responsible for, or involved with, a situation of international concern. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Validates all actions performed and powers exercised under the Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997, until this legislation commences, to the extent that those actions or powers were performed or exercised by persons not validly authorised or appointed. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Deregulation 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    in relation to: notification of minor product variations of registered agvet products; limiting and clarifying the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s label assessment role; removing the requirement to notify the authorisation of an approved person; trade issues when considering label approvals; and the disclosure of confidential commercial information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    JACKSON, Sharryn, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes and provides for the functions and powers of an Airport Development Ombudsman; and amends the
    Airports Act 1996
    ,
    Air Services Act 1995
    ,
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    and
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill

  • Date
    24 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to create and harmonise offences and penalties in relation to people smuggling;
    Migration Act 1958
    ,
    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    ,
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to make consequential amendments;
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    to enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to carry out its intelligence functions in relation to border security issues; and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: enable foreign intelligence to be collected in certain circumstances; and clarify that only the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Foreign Affairs can advise the Attorney-General on the need to issue a warrant for the collection of foreign intelligence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum