Bills Lists

TOTAL RESULTS: 61

  • Senate Bills List

    Date
    16/09/2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    ABBREVIATIONS-parties and committees AG Australian Greens KAP Katter's Australian Party ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] LP Liberal Party of Australia [Govt] CA Centre Alliance Nats The Nationals [Govt] CLP Country Liberal Party PHON Pauline Hanson's One Nation Ind Independent SC House of Representatives Selection Committee JLN Jacqui Lambie Network SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021 (Indigenous Australians portfolio) House of Representatives: Introduced 25/8/21 2nd reading adjourned 25/8/21, 2/9/21 Aged Care Amendment (Registered Nurses Ensuring Quality Care) Bill2021 (Senator Patrick - Ind) Senate: Introduced 1/9/21 2nd reading adjourned 1/9/21 Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021 (Health portfolio) Amends the: Aged Care Act 1997 to insert a definition of 'restrictive practice' and provide for the Quality of Care Principles to specify certain requirements in relation to the use of a restrictive practice; enable the secretary to conduct home care assurance reviews; and remove the requirement for the Minister for Aged Care to establish a committee known as the Aged Care Financing Authority; 
  • Final Senate Bills List for 2020

    Date
    17/12/2020 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    ABBREVIATIONS–parties and committees AG Australian Greens LP Liberal Party of Australia [Govt] ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] Nats The Nationals [Govt] CA Centre Alliance PHON Pauline Hanson's One Nation Ind Independent SC House of Representatives Selection Committee JLN Jacqui Lambie Network SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee KAP Katter's Australian Party Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Jabiru) Bill2020 (Indigenous Australians portfolio) Amends the: Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 to: remove the requirement that the term of the Jabiru township lease be 99 years to allow for a shorter term between 40 and 99 years; remove the requirement that the initial grant of the township lease can only be to the Commonwealth; clarify that the new township lease will not automatically extend the term of existing Jabiru subleases beyond the term of the current town head lease; and remove redundant Jabiru-specific leasing provisions; and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to make a minor consequential amendment. House of Representatives: Introduced 13/5/20 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived Passed 31/8/20 Senate: Introduced 1/9/20 Passed 3/9/20  
  • Final Senate Bills List for 2019 (46th Parliament)

    Date
    17/12/2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    ABBREVIATIONS-parties and committees AG Australian Greens LP Liberal Party of Australia [Govt] ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] Nats The Nationals [Govt] CA Centre Alliance PHON Pauline Hanson's One Nation Ind Independent SC House of Representatives Selection Committee JLN Jacqui Lambie Network SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee KAP Katter's Australian Party Aged Care Amendment (Movement of Provisionally Allocated Places) Bill2019 (Health portfolio) Amends the Aged Care Act 1997 to enable the Secretary of the Department of Health (or their delegates) to allow approved providers of residential aged care to move provisionally allocated residential aged care places from one region to another, within a state or territory. House of Representatives: Introduced 24/7/19 2nd reading amendment: 1 Opp/negatived Passed 11/9/19 Senate: Introduced 11/9/19 Passed 17/9/19 Assent: 20/9/19 (Act No. 71, 2019) Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2019 (Ms Sharkie MP - CA) 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 
  • Final Senate Bills List for 2019 (45th Parliament)

    Date
    1/07/2019 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    ABBREVIATIONS-parties, stages and committees AC Australian Conservatives LDP Liberal Democratic Party AG Australian Greens LP Liberal Party of Australia [Govt] ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] Nats The Nationals [Govt] CA Centre Alliance (formerly Nick Xenophon Team) NXT Nick Xenophon Team DHJP Derryn Hinch's Justice Party PHON Pauline Hanson's One Nation FFP Family First Party SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee Ind Independent SC House of Representatives Selection Committee JLN Jacqui Lambie Network UAP United Australia Party KAP Katter's Australian Party A Fair Go for Australians in Trade Bill 2018 (Mr Clare MP - ALP) The bill: prohibits the Commonwealth from entering into a trade agreement that includes certain provisions; requires the Commonwealth to include in all bilateral trade agreements a labour chapter with internationally recognised labour principles; prohibits the Commonwealth from entering into a trade agreement unless the agreement requires skills assessments to be undertaken in Australia; requires the minister to commission an independent national interest assessment of any proposed trade agreement; and provides for 
  • Final Senate Bills List for 2018

    Date
    17/12/2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    ABBREVIATIONS-parties, stages and committees AC Australian Conservatives LDP Liberal Democratic Party AG Australian Greens LP Liberal Party of Australia [Govt] ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] Nats The Nationals [Govt] CA Centre Alliance (formerly Nick Xenophon Team) NXT Nick Xenophon Team DHJP Derryn Hinch's Justice Party PHON Pauline Hanson's One Nation FFP Family First Party SBC Senate Selection of Bills Committee Ind Independent SC House of Representatives Selection Committee KAP Katter's Australian Party UAP United Australia Party JLN Jacqui Lambie Network A Fair Go for Australians in Trade Bill 2018 (Mr Clare MP - ALP) The bill: prohibits the Commonwealth from entering into a trade agreement that includes certain provisions; requires the Commonwealth to include in all bilateral trade agreements a labour chapter with internationally recognised labour principles; prohibits the Commonwealth from entering into a trade agreement unless the agreement requires skills assessments to be undertaken in Australia; requires the minister to commission an independent national interest assessment of any proposed trade agreement; and provides for the 
  • 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 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 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 Senate Bills List for 2014

    Date
    15/12/2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    As at cob 15 December 2014 (2014 Final Edition) Abbreviations AG Australian Greens ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] CLP Country Liberal Party [Govt] DLP Democratic Labour Party 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) ED Exposure draft 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 PSAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill2014 (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 have regard to advice provided by the ILC about its financial requirements; provide for parliamentary review of any proposed changes to the ILC and the Land Account; provide for the establishment of a Nomination 
  • Bills List

    Date
    16/10/2014 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Summary
    As at cob 17 October 2014 Abbreviations AG Australian Greens ALP Australian Labor Party [Opp] CLP Country Liberal Party [Govt] DLP Democratic Labour Party 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) ED Exposure Draft 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 PSAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill2014 (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 have regard to advice provided by the ILC about its financial requirements; provide for parliamentary review of any proposed changes to the ILC and the Land Account; provide for the establishment of a Nomination Committee to make recommendations 

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