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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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TOTAL RESULTS: 1318

  • Date
    27 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    to: establish the Australian Reconstruction and Development Board as the third Board within the Reserve Bank of Australia; and provide for the functions, membership, meetings and other administrative arrangements of the board, including resolving any policy differences between the three boards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920
    to amend the short title to the
    Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920
    ; and remove redundant provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the:
    Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Act 2011
    to maintain the tax-free threshold and second personal marginal tax rate; and
    Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Act 2011
    to maintain the maximum value, withdrawal rate and threshold rate for the low-income tax offset. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Further to the package of 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 enables the transfer of the corporation’s assets and liabilities to the Commonwealth. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill: repeals the six Acts which established the carbon pricing mechanism; amends 13 Acts to make amendments consequent on the repeals; enables the payment and future enforcement of carbon tax liabilities for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years; amends the:
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: prohibit carbon tax-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations about the carbon tax repeal; and provide the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with additional price monitoring powers in relation to the repeal;
    Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to remove the conservation tillage tax offset; and
    Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011
    to change the future funding for the agency; and repeals the
    Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011
    to cease carbon tax-related assistance to steel industry businesses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    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; and 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 the
    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 consequential on the repeal. Also enables the transfer of the authority’s assets and liabilities to the Commonwealth. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to remove group voting tickets; and provide for an optional preferential system for voting above and below the line for Senate elections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to remove the carbon component rate from the rates of excise and excise equivalent customs duty imposed on aviation fuels. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to remove the carbon component rate from the rates of excise and excise equivalent customs duty imposed on aviation fuels. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill: repeals the
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax Act 2012
    ,
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Act 2012
    ,
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Act 2012
    and
    Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Act 2012
    ; amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide that companies can carry tax losses forward to use as a deduction for a future year;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: amend the instant asset write-off threshold provisions for small business entities; provide that motor vehicle purchases made by small business entities will be treated as normal business assets for depreciation purposes; and provide that geothermal energy exploration and prospecting expenditure are no longer immediately deductible;
    Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
    to delay increases in the superannuation guarantee rate for a two-year period;
    Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003
    to abolish the low income superannuation contribution;
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish the income support bonus payment; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    ,
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish the schoolkids bonus payment; and makes consequential amendments to 13 Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum