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 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986
    to: ensure bonus payments are not treated as income for tax and welfare related purposes; and provide for administrative arrangements applicable to the bonus payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Feb 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill authorises the Commissioner of Taxation to make payments of up to $950 to eligible taxpayers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to: insert three identity crime offences in relation to identification information; and allow a victim of identity crime to obtain a certificate which may assist in re-establishing their credit history;
    Crimes Act 1914
    in relation to the administration of justice offences and makes consequential amendments to eight other Acts;
    Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
    (DPPA) to: allow for the delegation of functions and powers to facilitate joint trial arrangements; and provide legal immunity for persons carrying out functions and duties under the DPPA;
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    in relation to certain written notices and the disclosure of sensitive information held by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre;
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    to: enable the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to use alcohol screening as a preliminary test for all random, targeted investigation and certain incident alcohol testing; and allow the Commissioner to confer awards on other AFP employees; and
    Judiciary Act 1903
    to repeal redundant provisions in relation to eligibility to practice law in the territories. Also makes miscellaneous amendments to the
    Australian Federal Police Act 1979
    ,
    Crimes Act 1914
    ,
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    and
    Privacy Act 1988

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BAILEY, Fran, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    to: prohibit the unauthorised extraction of water from the Murray-Darling Basin; prevent the construction of water infrastructure or river flow control work; ensure the states of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales comply with their obligations to allocate audited, saved water to the Living Murray Initiative and Water for Rivers; and ensure water is not used for any other purpose other than the Living Murray Initiative and Water for Rivers. 

    Bill

  • Date
    10 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    WINDSOR, Tony, MP 
    Summary
    Provides for: a mandatory national target and strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which require public consultation and an annual report on the strategy; a scheme to be established to coordinate energy efficiency; government agencies to purchase accredited renewable energy; the preparation of Greenhouse Impact Statements and annual reporting; recycling companies to be credited for emissions under any carbon pollution reduction scheme. Also amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

    Bill

  • 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