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
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2018-2019

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to allow for beer in containers between eight and 48 litres designed to be connected to pressurised gas or pump delivery systems to be subject to a reduced excise-equivalent customs duty rate. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Governor-General Act 1974
    to increase the salary of the Governor-General from $425 000 to $495 000, calculated by reference to the estimated average salary of the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia over the notional five-year term of the appointment of the Governor-General. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Bill 2019, the bill makes consequential amendments to 12 Acts to: support the provision of medical treatment, through a Department of Veterans' Affairs treatment card (gold card), of members of Australian Civilian Surgical and Medical Teams that provided medical aid, training and treatment to local Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War; and provide for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Veterans' Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019, the bill provides for medical treatment, through a Department of Veterans' Affairs treatment card (gold card), of members of Australian Civilian Surgical and Medical Teams that provided medical aid, training and treatment to local Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Establishes the Australian Business Securitisation Fund (ABSF), and establishes and credits $2 billion to the ABSF special account, to increase the availability, and reduce the cost, of finance to small and medium enterprises (SME) by making targeted interventions in the SME securitisation market. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to extend concessional rates of excise to brewers that supply draught beer in kegs or other containers that have a capacity of eight litres or more that are designed for use with a pressurised gas delivery system or pump delivery system. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991
    to expand the ability of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation to finance infrastructure projects by increasing its callable capital and granting it a new overseas infrastructure financing power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to extend the cashless debit card trial in three sites, and the income management program in Cape York, to 30 June 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 Feb 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Supporting Craft Brewers) Bill 2019, the bill amends the:
    Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
    to: increase the maximum number of allowable members in self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) from four to six; align provisions that relate to SMSFs and small Australian Prudential Regulation Authority funds with the increased maximum number of members for SMSFs; and make contingent amendments to four Acts;
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to extend concessional rates of excise to brewers that supply draught beer in kegs or other containers with a capacity of eight litres or more that are designed for use with a pressurised gas delivery system or pump delivery system;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and to extend the exemption for Global Infrastructure Hub Limited from the liability to pay income tax on its ordinary and statutory income to 30 June 2023; and 12 Acts to make minor technical amendments and repeal inoperative provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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