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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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Bills Lists

TOTAL RESULTS: 52

  • 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 
  • House Bills List

    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 
  • Senate Bills List

    Date
    8/12/2017 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    As at cob 8 December 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 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 Senate: Intro. 6/12/17; 2nd reading adjourned 6/12/17 PSAged Care Amendment (Ratio of Skilled Staff to Care Recipients) Bill 
  • Final Senate Bills List for 2016

    Date
    14/12/2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    As at cob 14 December 2016 (2016 Final Edition) Abbreviations AG Australian Greens ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] AMEP Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party CLP Country Liberal Party [Govt] DHJP Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party FFP Family First Party GLT Glenn Lazarus Team 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 PUP Palmer United Party CID Consideration in detail stage (House of Representatives) L Lapsed bill 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. PSAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) LBill2014 (Introduced by Senator Siewert - AG) Amends the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 to: clarify the purpose of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account; provide for excess returns from Land Account investments to be equally shared between the Account and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC); provide that the minister may 
  • 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 
  • Final House Bills List for 2014 (44th Parliament)

    Date
    15/12/2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Summary
    As at cob 15 December 2014 Final for 2014 44th PARLIAMENT - 1ST SESSION - 2014 BILLS INITIATED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Bills introduced in 2014 — 222 - (Including 4 received from the Senate) Short Title Intro House Passed House Intro Senate Passed Senate Assent Date Act No. ACT Government Loan 2014 27/11 2/12 3/12 4/12 12/12 132 Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) 2014 22/10 1 2/12 3/12 Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment 2014 25/9 27/10 28/10 24/11 4/12 126 Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) 2014 19/3 2 27/5 16/6 14/7 21/7 91 Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (Abolition) 2014 1/10 23/10 28/10 30/10 11/11 117 Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal 2014 19/3 26/3 27/3 15/5 27/5 28 Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal 2014 22/10 29/10  

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