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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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  • Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015, the bill amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: amend account keeping and licence fee administration arrangements for commercial broadcasters and datacasting transmitter licensees; remove duplicative requirements for licensees, publishers and controllers to notify the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) of certain changes in control of regulated media assets; and provide a consistent classification arrangement for all television programs, including films;
    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
    and
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to clarify the complaints handling and information gathering functions of the ACMA;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to remove the ability of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to issue tariff filing directions to certain carriers and carriage service providers;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to amend the statutory information collection powers of the ACMA and the ACCC;
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    ,
    Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
    and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to make technical amendments; and
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to enable the development of an industry-based scheme for the management of telephone numbering resources. Also repeals 53 Acts and removes redundant provisions in four Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to provide for a mandatory minimum sentence and increased maximum penalties for the offences of trafficking firearms or firearms parts within Australia, and into and out of Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to: cease the child care benefit (CCB) and child care rebate; introduce a child care subsidy (CCS) which is subject to both an income and activity test; introduce various rates of additional child care subsidy (ACCS) that are available in certain circumstances; and make amendments in relation to CCS and ACCS claims, reviews of decisions, provider approvals, and compliance obligations of approved providers of child care services;
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    in relation to goods and services tax treatment of new child care funding programs; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    in relation to: circumstances in which applications for approval of a child care service are taken not to have been made; backdating of CCB service approvals; reassessments of child care service conditions of continued approval; and cessation of enrolment advances. Also makes consequential amendments to five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
    and
    Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978
    to remove the prohibition on legalising voluntary euthanasia; and repeals the
    Euthanasia Laws Act 1997

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: create new income support payment and compliance arrangements for individuals living in remote Australia who are eligible for activity tested income support payments including newstart, youth allowance, parenting payment, disability support pension and special benefit; and remove spent provisions in relation to the Northern Territory Community CDEP Transition Payment and the Community Development Employment Project Scheme; and the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Act 2015
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to reduce from 26 to six weeks the period during which age pension and other payments with unlimited portability can be paid outside Australia at the means-tested rate from 1 January 2017; and pause for three years the indexation of various income thresholds that apply to certain social security benefits and allowances and the income test free area for parenting payment single; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to abolish the pensioner education supplement from 1 January 2016; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to abolish the education entry payment from 1 January 2016; and seven Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to: increase family tax benefit (FTB) Part A fortnightly rates by $10.08 for each FTB child in the family up to 19 years of age; restructure family tax benefit Part B by: increasing the standard rate by $1000.10 per year for families with a youngest child aged under one; maintaining certain standard rates for families, single parents who are at least 60 years of age, grandparents and great-grandparents; and introducing a reduced rate of $1000.10 per year for individuals with a youngest child aged 13 to 16 years of age who are not single parents aged 60 or more or grandparents or great-grandparents; and phase out the family tax benefit Part A and Part B supplements;
    Social Security Act 1991
    to increase certain youth allowance and disability support pension fortnightly rates by approximately $10.44 for recipients under 18 years of age; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Communications 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to clarify that the facilities access regime processes in the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    have precedence over those in this Act;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998
    to provide that certain access providers are to give access to in-building cabling that they own or control when the cabling is necessary for the supply of an active declared service;
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    in relation to: pilots and trials of new services or technology; access determinations; notices to vary special access undertakings; fixed principles in special access undertakings; authorised conduct for competition law purposes; clarifying ‘declared services’; and consequential amendments; and
    National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011
    to provide that an NBN corporation may dispose of surplus non-communications goods; and enable NBN Co’s line of business restrictions to be changed through regulation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    01 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
    to: amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Charter in relation to the delivery of services to rural and regional Australia in each state and territory; impose certain requirements on the ABC and the ABC Board; and provide for the establishment, functions and membership of the Rural and Regional Advisory Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Strategic Assets) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    30 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to prevent foreign persons or entities from acquiring a 10 per cent or greater interest in Australian land, water or other assets that are of strategic economic or strategic defensive importance to Australia 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum