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 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill: amends 11 Acts and the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 consequent on the introduction of the scheme; and makes transitional arrangements to transfer the functions of the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer and the Renewable Energy Regulator to the Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    consequent on the proposed
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Act 2009

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) fuel credits, the bill establishes a CPRS fuel credits program to provide transitional assistance to eligible businesses and gaseous fuels suppliers to offset the impact of the scheme emissions unit charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill gives effect to Australia's obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol by outlining: entities and emissions covered by the scheme; liable entities' obligation to surrender emission units corresponding to their emissions; limits on the number of emissions units that will be used; the nature and allocation of Australian emissions units; mechanisms to contain costs; linking to other emissions trading schemes; assistance in relation to emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities and coal-fired electricity generators; voluntary inclusion of reforestation activities under the scheme; the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units; and monitoring and enforcement. Also contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to ensure reductions made to excise rates on fuels also apply to relevant imported products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 May 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to reduce fuel tax on 1 July 2011 to 35.688 cents per litre. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Evidence Act 1995
    to amend the professional confidential relationship privilege provisions available to protect confidential communications between journalists and their sources in certain circumstances by: providing that courts observe public interest considerations; requiring courts to consider any likely harm to a journalist if certain evidence were given; repealing provisions for automatic loss of privilege in cases of misconduct; and removing the requirement for courts to give the greatest weight to any risk of prejudice to national security. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Australian Business Investment Partnership Bill 2009, the bill amends the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to exempt the Australian Business Investment Partnership Limited from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum