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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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TOTAL RESULTS: 16

  • Date
    22 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    to: require approved residential care service providers to notify the secretary of the ratios of aged care recipients to staff members, broken down into categories of staff members, on a quarterly basis; and require a review of the proposed amendments 12 months after their commencement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018
    to establish a database for nationally consistent worker screening to enable employers to search the database to screen potential employees for any history of misconduct. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Sep 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Gives effect to certain provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by: declaring an Australian Bill of Rights; providing that any Commonwealth, state or territory law that is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights is invalid to the extent of the inconsistency; specifying that Commonwealth, state and territory laws must be interpreted consistently with the Bill of Rights; and providing the Australian Human Rights Commission with a range of additional powers and functions in relation to the rights and freedoms in the Bill of Rights. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Banking Act 1959
    to impose certain obligations and requirements on authorised deposit-taking institutions in relation to loans of up to $5 million to small primary production businesses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Prohibits the Commonwealth government or its agencies from funding the refurbishment, building or purchase of, or providing indirect assistance to, a coal-fired power station. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Sep 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to require political parties, state branches of political parties and political campaigners to provide a notice to the Australian Electoral Commission of political donations received over the disclosure threshold amount of $13 800 within five business days of receiving the donation. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Subject to approval in accordance with section 128 of the Constitution, the bill proposes an alteration to the Constitution to provide that the Commonwealth, States and Territories must not limit freedom of expression, including freedom of the press and other media. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Subject to approval in accordance with section 128 of the Constitution, the bill proposes an alteration to the Constitution to: provide the Commonwealth with the power to make laws in relation to the use and management of water resources that extend beyond the limits of a state; and ensure that any Commonwealth law relating to water resources does not have an overall detrimental effect on the environment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to grant National Heritage status to the Great Australian Bight. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Jul 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industrial Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
    to: include certain serious criminal offences as a new category of ‘prescribed offence’ for the purposes of the automatic disqualification regime in relation to registered organisations; establish an offence for a disqualified person to continue to act as an official or in a way that influences the affairs of an organisation; allow the Federal Court to disqualify officials from holding office in certain circumstances or if they are otherwise not a fit and proper person; allow the Federal Court to cancel the registration of an organisation on a range of grounds; expand the grounds on which the Federal Court may order remedial action to deal with governance issues in an organisation; expressly provide that the Federal Court may appoint an administrator to an organisation or part of an organisation as part of a remedial scheme; introduce a public interest test for amalgamations of registered organisations; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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