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.

Assented Bills of the current Parliament

Search all bills

Keyword(s)
Status
Current Bills
Previous Bills
Type

TOTAL RESULTS: 310

  • Date
    23 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: introduce a shared debt recovery scheme that provides that, where contractual or other arrangements exist between a practitioner and an employer or corporate entity, both may be held responsible for the repayment of a compliance debt; and clarify that the jurisdiction of the Professional Services Review extends to officers of organisations that engage Medicare practitioners as contractors;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    and
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    in relation to record-keeping requirements, administrative penalties and debt-recovery arrangements; and
    National Health Act 1953
    to: enable the recovery of certain statutory debts by giving a garnishee notice; and introduce requirements for pharmacists to provide documents to substantiate claims. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Education and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Research Council Act 2001
    to: apply indexation to existing appropriation amounts for the financial years commencing on 1 July 2017, 1 July 2018 and 1 July 2019; and insert new funding caps for the financial years commencing on 1 July 2020 and 1 July 2021. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018, the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to provide that payments made under the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse are exempt from the income test;
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    to ensure that payments made under the national redress scheme are quarantined from the divisible property of a bankrupt person;
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1997
    to exempt decisions made under the national redress scheme from judicial review;
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to exempt protected information from disclosure under the Act;
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable the use and disclosure of protected information if it is done for the purposes of the national redress scheme; and
    Age Discrimination Act 2004
    to enable the exclusion of children applying to the national redress scheme if they will not turn 18 during the life of the scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Introduced with the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018, the bill implements the joint response of the Commonwealth Government, the government of each participating state and territory, and each participating non-government institution to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s
    Redress and Civil Litigation Report
    by: establishing the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse to operate for a 10-year period from 1 July 2018; providing a payment of up to $150 000 to survivors; providing access to counselling and psychological services to survivors; and providing an option for survivors to receive a direct personal response from the responsible institution. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Water Act 2007
    to: enable the minister to direct the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to prepare an amendment to the Basin Plan 2012 that is the same in effect as an amendment that has previously been disallowed by either House of the Parliament, without having to undertake consultation; and provide for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: introduce a low and middle income tax offset to reduce the tax payable by low and middle income earners that are Australian residents in the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 financial years; and merge the low and middle income offset and the current low income tax offset into a new low income tax offset from the 2022-23 financial year;
    Income Tax Rates Act 1986
    to progressively increase the income tax rate thresholds in the 2018-19, 2022-23 and 2024-25 financial years; and Income Tax Assessment (1936 Act) Regulation 2015 and five Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the parliamentary departments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance 
    Summary
    Appropriates additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the government, in addition to the appropriations provided for by the
    Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2017-2018
    and
    Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2017-2018

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

Top