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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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  • Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Registration of Deaths Abroad Act 1984
    to: enable the minister to appoint any state or territory registrar as the Registrar of Deaths Abroad (the registrar); validate the prior appointment of the ACT Registrar-General as the registrar and validate any previous registrations of deaths; enable the registrar to register death that could have been registered under the law of a state or territory, where the state or territory concerned has provided notice that it will not register a death; and ensure that only the registrar can register deaths. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 15 Acts to remove current provisions providing for regulatory regimes and to apply the standard provisions of the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    ; the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    in relation to: the ability to secure evidence of a contravention when exercising monitoring powers; the age of photographs for identity cards; the time period for the making of a civil penalty order; and the cap on the amount to be stated in an infringement notice; and the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the proposed
    Fairer Paid Parental Leave Act 2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    to enable the making of departure prohibition orders to prevent social welfare payment debtors who have outstanding debts and have failed to enter into a satisfactory repayment arrangement from leaving the country; and remove the six-year limit on welfare debt recovery. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Student Assistance Act 1973
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to enable an interest charge to be applied to certain debts relating to social security, family assistance (including child care), paid parental leave and student assistance payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
    to introduce four new offences in relation to the testing of cosmetics on live animals in Australia, and the importation and manufacture in Australia of cosmetics tested on live animals overseas; and makes consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Flags Act 1953
    to make it an offence to wilfully destroy, desecrate, dishonour or defile the Australian flag. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to introduce a penalty regime for significant global entities who fail to meet their country-by-country reporting obligations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
    to require the Commonwealth, corporate Commonwealth entities and wholly-owned Commonwealth companies to procure Australian goods and services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to: remove the exemption from the conflicted remuneration ban on benefits paid in relation to certain life risk insurance products; enable the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to permit benefits in relation to life risk insurance products when certain requirements are met; and ban volume based payments in life risk products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Feb 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure and Regional Development 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
    and
    Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003
    to: prevent the use of aviation and maritime transport or offshore facilities in connection with serious or organised crime; establish a regulatory framework to implement harmonised eligibility criteria for the aviation security identification card (ASIC) and maritime security identification card (MSIC) schemes; clarify and align the legislative basis for undertaking security checking of ASIC and MSIC applicants and holders; provide for regulations to prescribe penalties for offences; and insert an additional severability provision to provide guidance to a court as to Parliament’s intention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum