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
    26 May 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Office of the National Commissioner for Children and Young People; provides for a national code for the protection of children; and provides for a probity check on all persons undertaking child-related employment or volunteer work. Also includes reporting requirements and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill

  • Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to abolish the age restriction to enable all adoptive parents access to the baby bonus scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Apr 2001 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BOURNE, Vicki 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    in relation to the provision of online and multichannelling services; and
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to enable the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service Corporation to provide unrestricted multichannelling services. 

    Bill

  • Date
    28 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to abolish the current age limit of 70 years for the payment of the superannuation guarantee. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Aug 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: abolishes the entitlement of former members of Parliament to severance travel and to a Life Gold Pass; provides for limited travel and other entitlements in certain circumstances; and provides for the transfer of certain frequent flyer points to the Commonwealth upon a member’s death or retirement. Repeals the
    Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002
    and contains transitional provisions and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    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

  • Date
    20 Jun 1996 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 May 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989
    to abolish the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC); and make consequential amendments arising from its abolition, including: the transfer of ATSIC’s assets and liabilities to other agencies, the establishment of a new housing fund to be administered by Indigenous Business Australia, and modification of the role of the Office of Evaluation and Audit; and
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2004
    to: abolish regional councils from 1 July 2005; and make consequential amendments. Also contains transitional and saving provisions and makes consequential amendments to 11 other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Nov 1998 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Provides for the preservation and protection from injury or desecration of certain indigenous areas and objects of particular significance and provide for the accreditation of heritage protection regimes in force in States and Territories. Repeals the
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984
    and makes related savings and transitional provisions; and amends the
    Archives Act 1983
    ,
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    and
    Hindmarsh Island Bridge Act 1997
    in relation to disclosure of confidential indigenous information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Apr 1998 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister's portfolio 

    Bill