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
    14 Feb 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALBANESE, Anthony, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to extend the boundaries of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to Australia’s exclusive economic zone. 

    Bill

  • Date
    09 Feb 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the freedom of association provisions of the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to extend the prohibition on bargaining services fee clauses to State employment agreements to which a constitutional corporation is a party. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to enable voters at Senate elections to determine the order of their party preferences in above-the-line voting. 

    Bill

  • Date
    08 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    ,
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: relocate provisions currently contained in regulations relating to overseas maintenance arrangements; and makes minor and consequential amendments;
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    in relation to: equity between parents in access to courts; and streamlining of certain review processes; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to make minor and technical amendments in relation to child support. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to restore the exemption for small business from redundancy payments by overturning the 2004 decision of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to impose redundancy pay obligations on small businesses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to: exempt small businesses from the unfair dismissal provisions (except in relation to apprentices and trainees); and require the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to order that an unfair dismissal application is invalid if it relates to a small business employer. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to: establish a framework for the right of entry system which will clearly set out parties’ rights and responsibilities; and enable the Commonwealth to override the operation of State right of entry laws or industrial instruments within constitutional limits. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1984
    to permit the provision of teaching scholarships to persons of one sex, in order to address the imbalance in the number of male and female teachers in schools. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Arising from the enactment of the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003
    , the bill amends the
    Acts Interpretation Act 1901
    to clarify the effect of the expression ‘by legislative instrument’. 

    Bill

  • Date
    12 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of seven bills to implement changes to the financial sector levy setting framework, the bill amends the
    Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998
    to: separate the authorised deposit-taking institutions supervisory levy into a restricted and an unrestricted component; increase the statutory upper limit for the restricted levy component set for the 2005-06 financial year; and alter the calculation of the indexation factor used to establish the statutory upper limits applying in later financial years. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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