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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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  • Date
    14 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    TUCKEY, Wilson, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to: limit the issue of renewable energy certificates to mature renewable energy technologies to one-third of the total certificates issued; and provide for the creation of certificates for building efficient long distance transmission systems. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BISHOP, Bronwyn, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to: require regulations to be made to determine that food processing activities, to the extent they are trade exposed, be given a 90 per cent partial exemption from the additional renewable source electricity acquisition obligation for 2010 and later years; and provide that certain emerging renewable energy sources gain a share of the guaranteed renewable energy market. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency as a statutory body and provides for: the terms and conditions of employment, functions and powers of the Chief Executive Officer; staff and consultants; committees; strategic and annual operational plans; finance and reporting requirements; and grants by the agency. Also establishes the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Advisory Council and provides for: the terms and conditions of appointment of members to the Council; and meeting procedures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    In response to recommendations of the Review of Higher Education (the Bradley Review), the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: phase-in a change to the age of independence from 25 to 22 years for the purposes of the independent youth allowance; provide that youth allowance claimants will not be able to attain independence through part-time employment or wages; increase the annual parental income threshold for non-independent youth allowance recipients; change the taper rate from 25 per cent per person to 20 per cent for families for the parental income reduction for youth allowance; increase and index to the Consumer Price Index the personal income free area for youth allowance, austudy students and Australian Apprentices; and provide the training supplement to all parenting payment recipients who are subject to participation requirements; and
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    ,
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: provide for a start-up scholarship and a relocation scholarship (both to be indexed from 2011); and exempt (to an indexed threshold) merit and equity based scholarships from the income test under social security and veterans’ entitlements legislation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Higher Education Support Act 2003
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    to: allow higher education providers to impose an annual capped compulsory student services and amenities fee of $250 from 1 July 2009; establish the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP): Services and Amenities-HELP (SA-HELP) to enable eligible students to access a loan for the fee; and require higher education providers that receive funding for student places under the Commonwealth Grants Scheme to implement National Access to Services Benchmarks. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Citizenship 
    Summary
    In response to certain recommendations of the Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee’s reports
    A Sanctuary under Review: An Examination of Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Determination Processes
    and
    Administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958
    and the Senate Select Committee report
    Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters
    , the bill amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to introduce complementary protection arrangements to allow all claims that may engage Australia’s
    non-refoulement
    obligations to be considered under a single protection visa application process. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to: require utilities to provide information, as well as telecommunications providers, specified by the minister; specify the purposes for which protected network information is permitted to be disclosed and used; and change sunset periods so that information can be disclosed and used during the roll-out of the national broadband network. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to establish a national feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies by providing: that the minister sets and reviews a FiT rate for renewable energy technology and a FiT levy rate to fund payments under the scheme; that qualifying generators be allowed to connect and feed into the grid; that the Renewable Energy Regulator establish a Feed-in-Tariff Register; and for the preparation and tabling of an independent report on the operation of the scheme. 

    Bill

  • Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the Quarantine Proclamation 1998 made under the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    to require the Director of Quarantine to consider certain matters when deciding to grant a permit for importing of fruit and vegetables into Australia. 

    Bill

  • Date
    22 Jun 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    to provide protection to unions and their members from being sued if they stop the export of Pacific Brands manufacturing machinery or the importation of goods to replace Pacific Brands products. 

    Bill

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