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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TOTAL RESULTS: 1318

  • Date
    12 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: four Acts in the Agriculture and Water Resources portfolio to abolish the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Advisory Board and the Fishing Industry Policy Council, limit the information that the APVMA is required to provide to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, and remove obsolete provisions; four Acts in the Communications and the Arts portfolio in relation to re-transmission of programs, and consultation and publication requirements; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make an amendment consequential on a repeal; two Acts in the Environment portfolio to make technical amendments and clarify regulatory arrangements; four Acts in the Health portfolio to abolish the Medical Training Review Panel, remove requirements for redundant reviews of Medicare provider number legislation, simplify approved provider obligations in areas of aged care, and make consequential amendments; 20 Acts in the Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolio and the A.C.T. Self-Government (Consequential Provisions) Regulations to make amendments consequential on the establishment of the Australian Capital Territory as a self-governing territory; the
    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
    to make amendments consequential on a repeal; three Acts in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to make minor amendments and remove certain provisions; seven Acts in the Social Services portfolio in relation to use or disclosure of personal information and removal of spent social security and family assistance payments; seven Acts in the Treasury portfolio to make amendments consequential on repeals; the
    Insurance Act 1973
    to remove a redundant standing appropriation; and five Acts in the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio to remove spent veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation payments. Also repeals 28 Acts administered in eight portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2013 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    The bill: establishes United Nations targets for official development assistance; requires the minister to prepare and present to Parliament an annual statement outlining Australia’s annual official development assistance; establishes an Independent Commissioner on Aid Effectiveness; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner; and provides for staff, consulting and an annual reporting requirement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill provides for a transitional exemption from the carbon charge component of the levy charged on synthetic greenhouse gases imported between 1 April and 30 June 2014 if certain conditions are met. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill provides for a transitional exemption from the carbon charge component of the levy charged on synthetic greenhouse gases imported between 1 April and 30 June 2014 if certain conditions are met. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995
    to remove the applicable charge rate from the levy charged on synthetic greenhouse gases and equipment imported after 1 July 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995
    to remove the applicable charge rate from the levy charged on synthetic greenhouse gases and equipment imported after 1 July 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995
    to remove the applicable charge rate from the levy charged on synthetic greenhouse gases and equipment manufactured after 1 July 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995
    to remove the applicable charge rate from the levy charged on synthetic greenhouse gases and equipment manufactured after 1 July 2014. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
    in relation to: establishing a civil penalties regime; powers of inspectors; evidential material procedures; funding from the Ozone Account; and technical and administrative changes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Nov 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BILLSON, Bruce, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to provide that the Family Assistance Office continues to administer the paid parental leave scheme after 1 July 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum