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
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Safe Work Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2008, the bill establishes Safe Work Australia (SWA) as a statutory body, with power to make recommendations directly to the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council in relation to occupational health and safety outcomes and workers’ compensation arrangements. SWA will replace the Australian Safety and Compensation Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    NELSON, Brendan, MP 
    Summary
    Requires the responsible minister to determine, by legislative instrument, guidelines for the operation of the Lower Lakes and Coorong Assistance Scheme, and gives the secretary responsibility for the administration of the scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HUNT, Greg, MP 
    Summary
    Requires the responsible minister to determine, by legislative instrument, new guidelines for the operation of the Solar Homes and Communities Plan, and gives the secretary general responsibility for the administration of the plan. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BILLSON, Bruce, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001
    to prohibit subscription television based interactive gambling. 

    Bill

  • Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) Bill 2008, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Trade Practices Act 1974
    in relation to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s functions and powers for the operation and enforcement of the National Fuelwatch Scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008, the bill establishes a National Fuelwatch Scheme to be implemented and administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) which requires petrol retailers to notify the ACCC of their next day’s fuel prices by 2 pm each day and maintain this notified price for a 24-hour period from 6 am the next day. Also confers compliance and enforcement powers upon the ACCC. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Health Act 1953
    to enable regulations to be made for the cost recovery of services provided by the Commonwealth in relation to the exercise of powers for listing medicines, vaccines and other products or services on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and designation of vaccines for the National Immunisation Program. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 May 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to increase the Medicare levy surcharge threshold to $100,000 for individuals and to $150,000 for families. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Reserve Bank Act 1959
    to give the Governor-General authority to appoint, suspend and terminate the positions of Governor or Deputy-Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Terminations of these positions requires parliamentary approval. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    GEORGIOU, Petro, MP 
    Summary
    Provides for the appointment of an independent person to review the operation, effectiveness and implications of laws relating to terrorism. 

    Bill