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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
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to the transfer of unclaimed superannuation monies from states and territories to the Commissioner of Taxation;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    to provide transitional relief from income tax deductibility of total and permanent disability insurance premiums paid by superannuation funds;
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    in relation to superannuation and relationship breakdowns;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 6) Act 2010
    in relation to deduction notices for successor funds;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: deductible employer contributions for former employees; excess contributions tax assessments; and treatment of untaxed elements of public sector defined benefit schemes;
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to clarify the due date of the shortfall interest charge for excess contributions tax; and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to change references to the Immigration Secretary and Immigration Department. Also makes consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Jun 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to: enable the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in relation to telecommunications interception warrants; require carriers and certain carriage service providers to inform the Communications Access Co-ordinator of proposed changes to telecommunications services, networks, systems or devices that could adversely affect the ability to conduct interception; enable authorised police officers to disclose telecommunications data when trying to locate missing persons; enable enforcement agencies to apply for a stored communications warrant to access stored communications of a victim of a serious contravention, without the person’s consent; permit notification of an interception warrant to be made to a representative of a carrier; and make minor and technical amendments; and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    ,
    Intelligence Services Act 2001
    and
    Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979
    to enable ASIO, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Defence Signals Directorate and the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation to work cooperatively. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to extend the time period for lodging a claim for non-treatment related travel expenses to 12 months and enable further extensions of time in exceptional circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: insert a new definition of ‘terrorist act’; remove the offences of ‘reckless possession of a thing’, sedition, and associating with a terrorist organisation; amend the reference to ‘fostering the doing of’ a terrorist act in the definition of ‘terrorist organisation’; provide for terrorist organisations to be prescribed in regulations; and amend the ‘supporting’ offence; Crimes Act 1914 to: remove ‘investigative dead time’ from the calculation of dead time; and remove the presumption against bail for certain offences; and
    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
    in relation to the questioning and detention of terrorism suspects. Also repeals the
    National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005
    and
    Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2005

    Bill

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Creates the independent statutory position of Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People and provides for: the functions and general powers of the position; terms and conditions and staffing support; regular and annual reporting requirements; and a review of the operation of the Act after a two-year period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005
    and makes a consequential amendment to the
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

    Bill

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to create an offence of providing any service, support or resources to organisations engaged in whaling. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Evidence Act 1995
    to extend protection to confidential communications between journalists and their sources by: presuming the communication is not subject to disclosure unless established as necessary or that public interest concerns outweigh the disclosure; and extending this privilege to all professional confidential relationships and to all prosecutions for Commonwealth offences heard in all Australian courts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Act 2007
    ,
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    and
    Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007
    so that: provisions of the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    prevail over the Acts; the Acts do not authorise conduct inconsistent with the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975
    ; the Acts and any acts done under them are intended to qualify as special measures; and any acts done, decisions made or discretion exercised under the Acts must be consistent with the intended beneficial purpose of the
    Racial Discrimination Act 1975

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum