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
    08 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill

  • Date
    04 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    in relation to: repeal of provisions which require the Commonwealth to retain 50.1 per cent of the equity in Telstra Corporation Limited; cessation of Ministerial directions and reporting obligations once the Commonwealth’s equity falls below certain percentages; foreign ownership limits; regular independent reviews of regional telecommunications; and sale provisions;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to permit licence conditions on Telstra to ensure that it maintains a local presence in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia;
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    , Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Regulations and Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Regulations to preserve employee entitlements;
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    , Archives Regulations, Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations,
    Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991
    and Ombudsman Regulations to make transitional provisions and consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALLISON, Lyn 
    Summary
    Repeals the
    Euthanasia Laws Act 1997
    which prevents the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly and the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly from legalising voluntary euthanasia. 

    Bill

  • Date
    03 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob
    NETTLE, Kerry 
    Summary
    Provides for the appointment of a royal commission of inquiry to investigate the accuracy, independence and use of intelligence information provided to the Commonwealth Government that contributed to its decision to commit Australian military forces to the war against Iraq. 

    Bill

  • Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to reclassify paraquat dichloride with an added emetic as duty free. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Implements a recommendation of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters to maintain at the next federal election the Northern Territory’s representation in the House of Representatives at its current level of two members. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to further clarify that an unlawful non-citizen must be kept in immigration detention unless a court finally determines that the detention is unlawful or that the detainee is not an unlawful non-citizen. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to deny public election funding to political parties or candidates accepting donations from the tobacco industry. 

    Bill

  • Date
    16 Feb 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Provides for the establishment and administration of a scheme, funded by a 0.1% levy on payroll, to pay wages and certain other entitlements owed to employees in the event of employer insolvency. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill

  • Date
    03 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LEES, Meg 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to require the Australian Broadcasting Authority to impose licence conditions on commercial television licensees in metropolitan areas, obliging them to provide locally-produced news, current affairs and other programming. 

    Bill

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