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
    05 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    to close the Child Dental Benefits Schedule from 30 June 2016; and establish the Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme to enable capped annual grants of financial assistance to be made to the states and territories for a five-year period from 1 July 2016 to provide dental services to all children and concession cardholder adults; and
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    and
    Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Cancer Screening Register Bill 2016, the bill amends the
    Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015
    ,
    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987
    and
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to authorise the disclosure of specified information for inclusion in the National Cancer Screening Register. Also authorises the transfer of state and territory cervical screening data to the register. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Cancer Screening Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016, the bill: establishes the National Cancer Screening Register, a national electronic infrastructure for the collection, storage, analysis and reporting of cancer screen program data for the National Cervical Screening Program and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program; authorises the collection, use and disclosure of information for the purposes of the register and creates an offence for the unauthorised disclosure of information; and mandates reporting of screening information to the register. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Innovation and Science 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to clarify the country of origin labelling requirements by amending the definition of substantial transformation as it applies to the safety harbour provisions and removing the 50 per cent production cost test. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Industry Research and Development Act 1986
    to transition Innovation Australia to become Innovation and Science Australia, an independent body responsible for strategic advice on all industry, innovation, science and research matters; and create a statutory framework to provide legislative authority for Commonwealth spending activities in relation to industry, innovation, science and research programs. Also makes consequential amendments to five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Provides a framework for the operation of poker machines by: restricting the operation of poker machines; implementing mandatory precommitment capabilities; restricting ATM withdrawals from within poker machine premises; and providing for a regulator, civil penalties, and minimum uniform national standards and national monitoring network. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Establishes the High Speed Rail Planning Authority and provides for its functions, appointment and terms and conditions of appointment of members, staff and consultants, conduct of meetings, and reporting and information requirements; and enables the minister to make rules prescribing matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum