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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
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to: clarify the powers, functions and duties of Commonwealth officials and authorities within the Commonwealth-State cooperative scheme for the regulation of therapeutic goods (as a consequence of the High Court’s decision in R v Hughes); enable the implementation of the mutual recognition agreement entered into between Australia and Singapore relating to the manufacture of medicines; provide for implementation of other similar mutual recognition agreements; enable collection of information and documents in relation to blood and blood component manufacturing processes and practices; clarify the timeframe for payment of evaluation fees; and allow the Minister to impose conditions for the listing of goods on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods;
    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Act 1985
    to reflect new administrative and financial arrangements required as a result of changed portfolio responsibilities; and proposed
    Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Act 2002
    , if it commences after this proposed Act, in relation to the definition of “conformity assessment certificate”. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to enable the Minister to allow the importation, manufacture or supply of unapproved therapeutic goods that are needed to treat large numbers of patients in a national emergency. Also provides for strengthened offence provisions and recording keeping and reporting requirements in relation to such unapproved therapeutic goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Bill 2002, the bill amends the
    Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Act 1989
    to provide for annual charges to be payable for medical devices to be included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2002, the bill amends the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    to introduce a medical device regulatory system, including a new electronic application lodgment system for inclusion of medical devices on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods; and provides transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories report
    Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?: Inquiry into Governance on Norfolk Island
    , the bill amends: the
    Norfolk Island Act 1979
    in relation to: the voting system for the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly; when elections are held; the process for selecting a Chief Minister and Ministers; advice provided to the Administrator when assenting to bills; the role of the Governor-General and Minister responsible for Territories in processing legislation; and the implementation of a contemporary financial management framework; six Acts in relation to the review of administrative actions; 11 Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
    Christmas Island Act 1958
    and
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955
    to provide a vesting mechanism for powers and functions under Western Australian laws in these territories. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Apr 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Jun 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Feb 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Oct 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Oct 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Science and Resources portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum