Bills before Parliament

Search all bills

Period
Status

Current Bills

Previous Bills

Type

TOTAL RESULTS: 136

  • Meteorology Amendment (Online Advertising) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Meteorology Act 1955
    to: confirm the powers of the Director of Meteorology to include advertising in connection with the Bureau of Meteorology’s services; require the Director to develop and publish guidelines relating to advertising; clarify that the Bureau can charge for its services; validate past advertising on the Bureau’s services; and make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: clarify the responsibilities of asylum seekers to provide and substantiate claims in relation to protection visas; enable the Refugee Review Tribunal to draw an unfavourable inference about the credibility of claims or evidence raised by a protection visa applicant for the first time at the review stage; create grounds to refuse a protection visa application when an applicant refuses or fails to establish their identity, nationality or citizenship; provide that a protection visa will not be granted to a family applicant unless the visa was applied for before the family visa holder was granted their visa; define the risk threshold for assessing Australia’s non-refoulement obligations under certain treaties; amend the framework in relation to unauthorised maritime arrivals and transitory persons who can make a valid application for a visa; provide for changes to the processes and administration of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal; and clarify when a review of a decision in relation to an application is ‘finally determined’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
    to: clarify the purpose of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account; provide for excess returns from Land Account investments to be equally shared between the Account and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC); provide that the minister may have regard to advice provided by the ILC about its financial requirements; provide for parliamentary review of any proposed changes to the ILC and the Land Account; provide for the establishment of a Nomination Committee to make recommendations about appointments to the ILC Board; require the ILC Board to establish a Risk and Audit Management Committee; limit the tenure and reappointments of directors; require the chair and directors to disclose all pecuniary interests; and require the ILC Board to determine a code of conduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends: 246 Acts to: replace references to the
    Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
    and the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
    ; rationalise provisions relating to conflicts of interest, termination of appointments, corporate planning and annual reporting requirements; the
    Public Service Act 1999
    and
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to address a recommendation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to reduce potential confusion regarding the duties for public officials and the Australian Public Service Code of Conduct for APS employees and the Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct for parliamentary service employees; and the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to guarantee that parliamentary departments will have access to their appropriations over the course of the financial year. Also repeals the
    Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (No. 1), (No. 3) and (No. 5)) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends six Acts which appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (No. 2), (No. 4) and (No. 6)) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends six Acts which appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential Modifications of Appropriation Acts (Parliamentary Departments)) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Assent 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends four Acts which appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments to make amendments consequential on the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill: repeals the
    Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012
    to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC); amends the
    Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011
    and
    Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
    to make amendments consequent on the repeal; abolishes the CEFC Transitional Special Account established as a temporary measure; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill: repeals the
    Climate Change Authority Act 2011
    to abolish the authority; amends the:
    Clean Energy Act 2011
    ,
    Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011
    ,
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    and
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to provide for certain periodic reviews of climate change measures to be undertaken by the minister; and
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
    ,
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 to make amendments consequent on the repeal; and enables the transfer of the authority’s assets and liabilities to the Commonwealth. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Add | Email Print

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.