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
    17 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to enable single parents to access the parenting payment (single) until their youngest child has turned 16 years of age;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide for payments under this Act; and
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to provide for an enforceable right to request flexible work arrangements for people with caring responsibilities, including single parents. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to require Australian companies involved in extractive industries to disclose any payments made to foreign countries over $100 000 on a country-by-country and project-by-project basis; and require the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to publish the Publish What You Pay reports on their website within 28 days of their receipt. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to prevent the preclusion of processing or granting a visa at any time in a financial year when fewer than 20 000 humanitarian visas have been granted; and require the minister to present to Parliament quarterly reports setting out the number of each class of humanitarian visas granted during the previous quarter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    to amend section 18C (which makes unlawful certain offensive acts that are done because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin) to remove the words ‘offend’ and ‘insult’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981
    to prohibit offshore dumping of dredge spoil within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area; and provide that dumping which has been approved after 9 December 2013 cannot proceed. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Sep 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to provide that the term ‘advice’ can only be used when financial advice takes account of a client’s personal financial situation by replacing references to ‘general advice’ with references to ‘general information’; and requiring that when ‘general information’ is provided to a client, the client is warned that the information is not advice. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Jul 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Defence Act 1903
    to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force; and
    Air Force Act 1923
    and
    Naval Defence Act 1910
    to make consequential amendments. 

    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
    18 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that a person will have been deemed not to have entered Australia by sea if they entered the migration zone and landed in an aircraft or if the person was born in the migration zone. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to deem that the minister has: received from the Victorian Government a referral of its proposal to trial cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park; and decided that the trial of alpine grazing is unacceptable. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum