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.

Parliament House Calendar

Bills Lists

TOTAL RESULTS: 53

  • Senate Bills List

    Date
    22/06/2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    ABBREVIATIONS-parties, stages and committees AC Australian Conservatives KAP Katter's Australian Party AG Australian Greens JLN Jacqui Lambie Network ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] LDP Liberal Democratic Party CA Centre Alliance (formerly Nick Xenophon Team) LP Liberal Party of Australia [Govt] CID Consideration in detail stage (House of Nats The Nationals [Govt] Representatives) NXT Nick Xenophon Team CLP Country Liberal Party [Govt] PHON Pauline Hanson's One Nation DHJP Derryn Hinch's Justice Party SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee FFP Family First Party SC House of Representatives Selection Committee Ind Independent UAP United Australia Party A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) Bill2018 (Health portfolio) Part of a package of three bills to increase maximum excess levels for private hospital cover, the bill amends the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 to: give effect to new maximum voluntary excess levels that are permitted for a complying health insurance policy to exempt the holder 
  • House Bills List

    Date
    20/06/2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Summary
    Prepared and issued by the Table Office House of Representatives Daily Bills List As at cob 20 June 2018 45th PARLIAMENT - 1ST SESSION - 2018 BILLS INITIATED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Bills introduced in 2016 — 116 (Including 3 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2017 — 218 (Including 15 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2018 — 120 (Including 10 received from the Senate) Short Title Intro House Passed House Intro Senate Passed Senate Assent Date Act No. A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) 2018 28/3 31/5 18/6 1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (Indigenous Land Corporation) 2018 28/3 2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund 2018 28/3 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 
  • Final House Bills List for 2017

    Date
    13/12/2017 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Summary
    As at cob 13 December 2017 Final for 2017 45th PARLIAMENT - 1ST SESSION - 2017 BILLS INITIATED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Bills introduced in 2016 — 116 (Including 3 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2017 — 218 (Including 15 received from the Senate) Short Title Intro House Passed House Intro Senate Passed Senate Assent Date Act No. Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Amendment (Review)2016 P, X 10/10 Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Operational Efficiency) 2017 25/10 Agriculture and Water Resources Legislation Amendment 2016 1/12 13/2 14/2 Airports Amendment 2016 1/12 1 Air Services Amendment 2016 P, X 28/11 Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment 2017 B 17/8 2 6/12H 7/12 7/12 
  • Final Senate Bills List for 2017

    Date
    13/12/2017 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    As at cob 13 December 2017 (2017 Final Edition) Abbreviations AC Australian Conservatives AG Australian Greens ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] CLP Country Liberal Party [Govt] DHJP Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party FFP Family First Party Ind Independent KAP Katter’s Australian Party JLN Jacqui Lambie Network LDP Liberal Democratic Party LP Liberal Party of Australia [Govt] Nats The Nationals [Govt] NXT Nick Xenophon Team PHON Pauline Hanson’s One Nation CID Consideration in detail stage (House of Representatives) PM Private member’s bill PS Private senator’s bill S Senate bill SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee SC House of Representatives Selection Committee Note:Each bill summary reflects the content of the bill as first introduced into the Parliament. PSA New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Amendment (Make Electricity GST Free) Bill 2017 (Introduced by Senator Leyonhjelm - LDP) Amends the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 to remove goods and services tax from the supply of electricity. Senate: Intro. 5/9/17; Negatived at 2nd reading 7/9/17 SAboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2017 Amends the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to: enable certain Kakadu and 
  • Final Senate Bills List for 2016

    Date
    14/12/2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    As at cob 20 March 2017 Abbreviations AC Australian Conservatives AG Australian Greens ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] CLP Country Liberal Party [Govt] DHJP Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party FFP Family First Party Ind Independent KAP Katter’s Australian Party JLN Jacqui Lambie Network LDP Liberal Democratic Party LP Liberal Party of Australia [Govt] Nats The Nationals [Govt] NXT Nick Xenophon Team PHON Pauline Hanson’s One Nation CID Consideration in detail stage (House of Representatives) PM Private member’s bill PS Private senator’s bill S Senate bill SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee Note:Each bill summary reflects the content of the bill as first introduced into the Parliament. PMAged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 (Introduced by Ms Collins MP - ALP) Amends the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 to provide for an independent review of the operation of Part 2.4 of the Aged Care Act 1997 , the Classification Principles2014 and the Aged Care Funding Instrument. House of Representatives: Intro. 10/10/16; 2nd reading adjourned 10/10/16 Agriculture and Water Resources Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 Introduced with the Excise Levies Legislation Amendment (Honey) Bill 2016, the bill 
  • Final House Bills List for 2016 (45th Parliament)

    Date
    12/12/2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Summary
    . As at cob 12 December 2016 Final for 2016 45th PARLIAMENT - 1ST SESSION - 2016 BILLS INITIATED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Bills introduced in 2016 — 116 (Including 3 received from the Senate) Short Title Intro House Passed House Intro Senate Passed Senate Assent Date Act No. Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Amendment (Review)2016 P 10/10 Agriculture and Water Resources Legislation Amendment 2016 1/12 Airports Amendment 2016 1/12 Air Services Amendment 2016 P 28/11 Appropriation (No. 1) 2016-2017 B 31/8 20/10 7/11 7/11 10/11 69 Appropriation (No. 2) 2016-2017 B 31/8 20/10 7/11 7/11 10/11 70 Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) (No. 1) 2016-2017 B 31/8 20/10 7/11  
  • Final House Bills List for 2nd Session 2016 (44th Parliament)

    Date
    9/05/2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Summary
    . As at cob 9 May 2016 Final for 44th Parliament 44th PARLIAMENT - 2nd Session - 2016 BILLS INITIATED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Bills introduced in 2013 — 47 (Including 2 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2014 — 222 (Including 4 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2015 — 208 (Including 12 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2016 (1st Session) — 49 (Including 1 received from the Senate) Bills introduced or restored in 2016 (2nd Session) — 43 (0 received from the Senate) Short Title Intro House Passed House Intro Senate Passed Senate Assent Date Act No. Appropriation (No. 1) 2016-2017 LD 3/5 Appropriation (No. 2) 2016-2017 LD 3/5 Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) (No. 1) 2016-2017 LD 3/5 Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) 2015 N (Act citation: Australian Crime Commission 
  • Final House Bills List for 1st Session 2016 (44th Parliament)

    Date
    18/04/2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Summary
    . 18 April 2016 Final for 1st Session 44th PARLIAMENT - 1ST SESSION - 2016 BILLS INITIATED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Bills introduced in 2013 — 47 (Including 2 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2014 — 222 (Including 4 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2015 — 208 (Including 12 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2016 — 49 (Including 1 received from the Senate) Short Title Intro House Passed House Intro Senate Passed Senate Assent Date Act No. Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) 2015 (Act citation: Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management)2016) 25/11 2/12 2/2 3/2 10/2 1 Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice)2016 11/2 2/3 3/3 3/3 18/3 19 Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal 2015 (Act citation: Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal 2016) 12/11 2/12 2/2 4/2 11/2 5 Appropriation (No. 3) 2015-2016 
  • Final House Bills List for 2015 (44th Parliament)

    Date
    14/12/2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Summary
    . As at cob 16 December 2015 Final for 2015 44th PARLIAMENT - 1ST SESSION - 2015 BILLS INITIATED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Bills introduced in 2013 — 47 (Including 2 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2014 — 222 (Including 4 received from the Senate) Bills introduced in 2015 — 208 (Including 12 received from the Senate) Short Title Intro House Passed House Intro Senate Passed Senate Assent Date Act No. A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment 2015 26/3 12/5 13/5 14/5 26/5 52 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition (Sunset Extension) 2015 B 25/2 26/2 2/3 5/3 19/3 14 Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment 2015 24/6 24/11H 25/11 26/11 11/12 175 Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) 2014 (Act citation: Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) 2015) 22/10 1 2/12 3/12 12/2A 2 5/3 10 Acts and Instruments  
  • Final Senate Bills List for 2015

    Date
    11/12/2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    As at cob 11 December 2015 (2015 Final Edition) Abbreviations AG Australian Greens ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] AMEP Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party CLP Country Liberal Party [Govt] FFP Family First Party Ind Independent KAP Katter’s Australian Party LDP Liberal Democratic Party LP Liberal Party of Australia [Govt] Nats The Nationals [Govt] PUP Palmer United Party CID Consideration in detail stage (House of Representatives) PM Private member’s bill PS Private senator’s bill R Restored to Notice Paper SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee SC House of Representatives Selection Committee A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment Bill2015 Part of a package of eight bills to reform the legal and governance framework for Norfolk Island, the bill amends the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 to make amendments consequential on the repeal of the Medicare levy exemptions that currently apply to residents. House of Representatives: Intro. 26/3/15; Passed 12/5/15 Senate: Intro. 13/5/15; Passed 14/5/15 Assent: 26/5/15; Act No. 52, 2015 PSAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill2014 (Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG) Amends the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 

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