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
    11 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    to clarify the capacity of a member of a parliament or a legislative assembly to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision, on behalf of their local community. 

    Bill

  • Date
    05 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    in relation to: addition of Melbourne University Private to the list of Table B higher education providers; new maximum aggregate funding levels for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme; operation of summer schools; extension of time within which students must submit their Commonwealth assistance request; entitlement to HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and OS-HELP assistance; repayments by higher education providers of advances; and definition of undergraduate and postgraduate higher education award;
    Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003
    to: provide for transitional arrangements for the repayment of special purpose grants; and OS-HELP prior study requirements;
    Australian National University Act 1991
    to extend the time within which the Minister must make appointments to the ANU Council; and
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to update annual funding caps. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Telecommunications Offences and Other Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2004, the bill amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert new offences in relation to: the use of a carriage service, including the Internet, to access, transmit or make available suicide related material; and the possession, production, supply or acquisition of such material for use through a carriage service. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Aug 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NETTLE, Kerry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to insert new offences in relation to industrial manslaughter and causing serious injury. Also amends the
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    in relation to monitoring compliance with related court orders. 

    Bill

  • Date
    24 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a new framework for the operation of Australia’s passport system, the bill imposes, as taxes, application fees in relation to passports and other travel-related documents. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a new framework for the operation of Australia’s passport system, the bill: repeals all provisions relating to Australian passports or travel-related documents from the
    Passports Act 1938
    and renames it the
    Foreign Passports (Law Enforcement and Security) Act 2004
    . Also makes consequential amendments to 6 Acts, including the
    Passports Act 1938
    , and contains transitional provisions, including a regulation-making power, to ensure the continuing validity of travel documents, continued application of the
    Passports Act 1938
    to pending proceedings and reviews, and application of the proposed
    Australian Passports Act 2004
    to pending applications. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a new framework for the operation of Australia’s passport system, the bill replaces the
    Passports Act 1938
    , particularly dealing with: entitlement of Australians to a passport; retention of the administrative review regime; increased penalties for fraud; measures to minimise the impact of lost and stolen passports; and measures for refusal or cancellation of passports on certain law enforcement grounds. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to extend the automatic de-listing period for events on the “anti-siphoning” list (which lists events determined by the Minister to be available free-to-air) so that events are removed 12 weeks prior to their commencement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Repeals existing telecommunications offences in the
    Crimes Act 1914
    and inserts new and updated telecommunications offences in the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    , including offences in relation to access, transmission and availability of suicide related material. Also makes consequential amendments to 5 Acts, including the
    Crimes Act 1914
    and the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    and amends the:
    Crimes (Aviation) Act 1991
    to outlaw child prostitution on board Australian-registered aircraft outside Australia;
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    in relation to: contamination of goods; dishonest acquisition of or dealing in personal financial information; criminal responsibility of accomplices; obtaining financial advantage; and the principle of ignorance of, or mistake about, the law;
    Customs Act 1901
    to clarify the operation of certain serious drug offences;
    Cybercrime Act 2001
    to correct a misdescription; and
    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987
    to simplify processes for obtaining material for use in foreign proceedings. Also contains application, saving and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum