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
    13 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Repeal Bill 2008, the bill amends the
    Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985
    to enable regulations to be made to implement national heavy vehicle charges set out in the 2007 Heavy Vehicle Charges Determination under the Federal Interstate Registration Scheme for registered vehicles. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2008, the bill repeals the
    Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993
    and repeals provisions of the
    Road Transport Reform (Heavy Vehicles Registration) Act 1997
    to allow the Australian Capital Territory Government to introduce the new heavy vehicle registration charges. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to prohibit certain pay television licensees from providing television channels that contain a large amount of R18+ programming to certain prescribed areas;
    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
    to permit the transportation of pornographic material through a prescribed area to a place outside the prescribed area;
    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to repeal permit system amendments providing public access to certain Aboriginal land; and
    Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act 2007
    to enable community dependent roadhouses to be licensed as community stores. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill amends the
    Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996
    to enable horse disease response levies to be appropriated to the Australian Animal Health Council to repay amounts paid by the Commonwealth due to an outbreak of an emergency horse disease. Any excess levies are to be used for research and development activities or the promotion or maintenance of horse health. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill imposes a levy on the first registration of horses, to enable the horse industry to repay amounts paid by the Commonwealth on behalf of the horse industry in the event of an outbreak of an emergency horse disease. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill: enables the collection and administration of a horse disease response levy from horse registration bodies; imposes penalties for unpaid levies and the remission of any penalties resulting from late payments; introduces information gathering powers to allow for the collection of information and documents as specified by the Commonwealth; and provides for regulations to prescribe details for the collection of the levy. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: removing tax deductibility for contributions and gifts to political parties, members and candidates; and extensions of the beneficiary tax offset to the Equine Workers Hardship Wage Supplement Payment;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
    in relation to tax-free superannuation lump sums paid to persons with a terminal medical condition;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    in relation to: deductions for capital expenditure for the establishment of trees in carbon sink forests; and tax-free grants under the Tobacco Growers Adjustment Assistance Programme 2006 to certain tobacco growers; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    in relation to the farm management deposit scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to: allow money in the Communications Fund to be used for the deployment of a National Broadband Network; and make consequential and transitional amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Amendments Incorporation Act 1905
    to provide for the publication of Acts in electronic form. 

    Bill

  • Date
    20 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    The bill implements the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law by: establishing access to local courts by persons administering a foreign insolvency proceeding; establishing conditions for recognition of a foreign insolvency proceeding and granting relief to its participants; permitting participation by foreign creditors in such proceedings; enabling cooperation between courts and practitioners from different countries; enabling coordination of proceedings to take place concurrently in different countries; and empowering the Governor-General to make regulations under the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum