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
    16 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob
    NETTLE, Kerry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: abolish temporary protection visas; ensure that detention of children is a last resort; provide for judicial review of immigration detention; limit the period of time that asylum seekers are detained; and provide for the Federal Court to impose on detainees certain conditions of release. 

    Bill

  • Date
    30 May 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KERR, Duncan 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to deny public election funding to political parties or candidates accepting donations from the tobacco industry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 May 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    WINDSOR, Tony, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
    to provide for the inclusion of ethanol in fuel supplied for use in motor vehicles. 

    Bill

  • Date
    23 May 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FERGUSON, Martin, (former Member) 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Flags Act 1953
    to enable a person to fly the Australian national flag on heritage-listed land which is owned or leased by the person. 

    Bill

  • Date
    12 May 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    GREIG, Brian 
    Summary
    Regulates the unauthorised installation of computer software; and provides for disclosure to computer users of software features that may pose a threat to user privacy. 

    Bill

  • Date
    16 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    to add Melbourne University Private to the list of Table B higher education providers (which will allow the university to access Commonwealth funding for research and FEE-HELP assistance). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Responds to recommendations of the Regional Telecommunications Inquiry Report of 2002 by amending the:
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to provide a framework for future, regular independent reviews and reports of the adequacy of regional telecommunications services;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to clarify that any licence condition requiring Telstra to maintain a local presence in regional, rural or remote parts of Australia may empower the minister or the Australian Communications Authority to make decisions of an administrative character; and
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    to require at least two directors of Telstra to have knowledge of or experience of rural or remote as well as regional areas of Australia. Also makes amendments to the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    consequential on the establishment of the Australian Communications and Media Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991
    to exclude Commonwealth employers and employees from the application of the ACT industrial manslaughter laws and any other similar industrial manslaughter law enacted by a State or Territory in the future. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    in relation to: industrial action before the expiration of an agreement; cooling-off periods; third party suspensions; protected and unprotected industrial action; and pattern bargaining. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALBANESE, Anthony, MP 
    Summary
    Requires the Australian Government to effect Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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