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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
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Admiralty Act 1988
    ,
    Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Act 1981
    to make amendments consequential on the Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Bill 2008. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008, the bill implements the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage which establishes a liability and compensation regime to apply in cases of pollution damage following the leakage of bunker oil from a ship that is not an oil tanker. 

    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
    28 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978
    to increase the rate of passenger movement charge to $47 from 1 July 2008. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Protection of the Sea (Imposition of Contributions to Oil Pollution Compensation Fund—Customs) Act 1993
    ,
    Protection of the Sea (Imposition of Contributions to Oil Pollution Compensation Fund—Excise) Act 1993
    ,
    Protection of the Sea (Imposition of Contributions to Oil Pollution Compensation Fund—General) Act 1993
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993
    to implement Australia’s obligations to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage 1992 to provide further compensation for pollution damage resulting from oil spills from an oil tanker;
    Navigation Act 1912
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to: implement changes to Annexes I, III and IV to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (MARPOL), make miscellaneous amendments to the requirements for maintenance of garbage record books, and allow for regulations to be made to prescribe penalties;
    Marine Navigation Levy Collection Act 1989
    ,
    Maritime Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Collection Act 1991
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy Collection) Act 1981
    to amend certain definitions; and
    Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993
    to make minor technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    The bill seeks to promote responsible gaming practices by: imposing technical requirements on corporations which manufacture, sell and supply gaming and poker machines, manufacture or supply cash-back terminals, and on financial institutions which own or operate automatic teller machines; and imposes penalties for contraventions of the requirements. 

    Bill

  • Date
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004
    to: impose restrictions on food and beverage advertising on television during children’s viewing times; and provide that financial assistance to schools is conditional upon schools not displaying advertisements or sponsorship announcements by companies whose principal activity is the manufacture, distribution or sale of junk food. 

    Bill

  • Date
    11 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Provides for a national plebiscite to be held in conjunction with the next House of Representatives election on whether Australia should become a republic. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948
    to: terminate the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme; require existing scheme members to choose a complying superannuation fund in line with the arrangements applying to new parliamentarians since 2004; and require the Commonwealth to pay into the complying superannuation funds chosen by members their respective commuted superannuation benefits and ongoing superannuation contributions. 

    Bill

  • Date
    28 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    The bill: imposes a levy on joint replacement prostheses sponsors to provide funding for the National Joint Replacement Registry; and enables the minister to make Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Rules by legislative instrument. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum