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
    21 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to introduce a new medicare safety net on 1 January 2016 to replace the Extended Medicare Safety Net, the Original Medicare Safety Net and the Greatest Permissible Gap. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to make it unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against an employee or potential employee based upon where they live. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Justice 
    Summary
    Merges the functions of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) into the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) by amending the
    Australian Crime Commission Act 2002
    to enable the ACC to perform the AIC’s functions, including carrying out criminology research, sharing and publishing that research and carrying out commissioned research; and repealing the
    Criminology Research Act 1971
    to abolish the AIC as a statutory agency. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to amend the statutory framework in relation to the determination process for persons seeking protection on complementary protection grounds; and make technical amendments in relation to protection visas. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Grants Commission Act 1973
    to require the Commonwealth Grants Commission, when considering the capacity of a state or territory to raise mining revenue in preparing its annual recommendation on the distribution of goods and services tax revenue, to only take into account the most recent financial year for which mining revenue data is available. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert new offences in relation to the use of a carriage service for private sexual material (image-based sexual exploitation, or ‘revenge porn’). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to provide for employees employed by a franchisee to recover unpaid remuneration from the franchisor. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    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
    12 Oct 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to require the reporting of child abuse in onshore and offshore immigration detention facilities. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Sep 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Border Protection 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: provide that when an unlawful non-citizen is in the process of being removed to another country and before they enter that country the person is returned to Australia, then that person has a lawful basis to return to Australia without a visa; ensure that when that person is returned to Australia, bars on the person making a valid visa application for certain visas will continue to apply as if they had never left Australia; make technical and consequential amendments arising out of the enactment of the
    Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act 2014
    ; clarify that a person who has previously been refused a protection visa application that was made on their behalf cannot make a further protection visa application; ensure that fast track applicants can apply to the Administrative Review Tribunal for review of certain decisions; correct a referencing error in relation to maritime crew visas; and ensure that visa ceasing provisions operate as intended; and the
    Maritime Powers Act 2013
    to clarify that powers are able to be exercised in the course of passage through or above waters of another country in a manner consistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum