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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TOTAL RESULTS: 1329

  • 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
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    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
    ALBANESE, Anthony, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: 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

  • Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    PLIBERSEK, Tanya, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Marriage Act 1961
    to: define marriage as a union of two people; clarify that ministers of religion are not bound to solemnise marriage by any other law; remove the prohibition of the recognition of same sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and include a regulation making power so that consequential amendments can be made to other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes Renew Australia as a statutory authority to oversee the transition of Australia’s electricity system to one based on renewable energy and provides for its functions and powers; establishes the Board of Renew Australia and provides for its functions, members and meetings; provides for the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and staff, consultants and committees; provides for financial arrangements; and sets out a timetable for the phased closure of coal-fired power stations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 May 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LEIGH, Andrew, MP 
    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
    18 Apr 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fair Work Act 2009
    and
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: establish the Registered Organisations Commission and provide it with investigation and information gathering powers to monitor and regulate registered organisations; and provide for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner (who will assume the investigations, enforcement advice and assistance responsibilities in relation to registered organisations currently undertaken by the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission); and
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: amend the requirements on officers’ disclosure of material personal interests and change grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for office; increase financial accounting and disclosure obligations for registered organisations and their officers; and increase civil penalties and introduce criminal offences for serious breaches of officers’ duties and new offences in relation to the conduct of investigations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Apr 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Suspends the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016, and any subsequent orders that may be made by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, until 1 January 2017; and enables the minister to make rules dealing with transitional and other matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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