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
    29 Oct 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Introduced with the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012, the bill establishes a framework to facilitate public interest disclosures by public officials and provides those officials with protections by providing for: processes for who can make a public interest disclosure and to whom; the conduct of investigations; public interest disclosures to third parties; the obligations of agencies; legal protections of disclosers; and oversight of the disclosures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jun 2001 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MURRAY, Andrew 
    Summary
    Provides protection for persons who disclose conduct adverse to the public interest in the public sector. 

    Bill

  • Date
    14 Jun 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Creates a framework to facilitate the disclosure of information in the public interest by protecting public officials and others who make such disclosures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills in relation to the media sector, the bill: creates the independent statutory office of the Public Interest Media Advocate (PIMA); provides for the functions, appointment, and terms and conditions of PIMA; and requires an annual report to be prepared on PIMA’s activities and other specified matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Feb 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Service Act 1999
    to require the Australian Public Service Commissioner to issue a direction requiring the number of persons with a disability or from a non-English speaking background employed in the Australian Public Service be doubled by 1 July 2019. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Service Act 1999
    to enable agencies to make a discretionary payment in special circumstances (for example, for compensation) in excess of $100 000. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Mar 1998 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
     

    Bill

  • Date
    27 Feb 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Qantas Sale Act 1992
    to ensure that restrictions about foreign ownership and other matters that apply to Qantas also apply to Jetstar and other Qantas subsidiaries. 

    Bill

  • Date
    25 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Qantas Sale Act 1992
    to: require that Qantas’ principal operation centre is located in Australia; require that the majority of heavy maintenance of aircraft, flight operations and Qantas training is conducted in Australia; provide that the Qantas Board of Directors consist of at least one director with professional flight operations experience and one director with aircraft engineering experience; and provide that the minister or certain shareholder members may restrain Qantas from engaging in certain particular conduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Quarantine Act 1908
    to: provide that Biosecurity Policy Determinations are disallowable legislative instruments; provide that a permit to import, introduce, or bring in an animal, plant, substance or thing is a disallowable legislative instrument; and provide that, when these instruments are presented to Parliament, the minister is required to table a risk analysis in both Houses and refer the instruments to parliamentary committees responsible for agricultural matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum