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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 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MORRISON, Scott, MP 
    Summary
    Requires a minister to seek the Queen’s in-principle agreement to establish The Police Overseas Service (Territories of Papua and New Guinea) Medal as part of the Australian honours system to be awarded for service undertaken by members of Australian police forces who served as part of the Australian administration of the Territories of Papua and New Guinea between 1 July 1949 and 30 November 1973. 

    Bill

  • Date
    22 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HOCKEY, Joe, MP 
    Summary
    Establishes the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer as an independent officer of the Parliament to provide advice and analysis to Parliament on the annual Commonwealth budget and any revisions of budgetary estimates or outcomes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    DUTTON, Peter, MP;OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP;FORREST, John, MP;TURNBULL, Malcolm, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Patents Act 1990
    to prevent the patenting of biological materials which are identical or substantially identical to materials as they exist in nature. 

    Bill

  • Date
    15 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BILLSON, Bruce, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to provide that the Family Assistance Office continues to administer the paid parental leave scheme after 1 July 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to restrict the advertising or other promotion of unhealthy food and beverages on television between 6.30 am and 9.30 pm. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARNETT, Sen Guy 
    Summary
    Provides for the appointment of an independent officer of Parliament as the Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide advice and analysis to Parliament on the annual Commonwealth budget and any revisions of budgetary estimates or outcomes. 

    Bill

  • Date
    16 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Requires the Auditor-General to assess certain government information and advertising campaigns for their compliance with guidelines and to present reports of any assessment to Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to increase the cap on the research and development component of the laying chickens levy from 10 cents to 30 cents per laying chicken. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, the bill: establishes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (by renaming and extending the functions of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission); provides for the powers, proceedings and functions of the committee; and gives the committee responsibility for oversighting the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KERR, Duncan, MP 
    Summary
    Establishes the Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission to inquire into, and advise the Parliament on, allegations of judicial misbehaviour or incapacity made against a federal justice. Also amends the
    Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987
    to permit the testing of a witness’ creditibility in court or other proceedings when that witness has previously given evidence to a House or committee of the Parliament which is inconsistent with the evidence given to the court or tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum