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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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TOTAL RESULTS: 258

  • Date
    23 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Health 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Act 2000
    to enable the tax payable on the grant of an approval of an Approved Specimen Collection Centre to be calculated for approvals granted for periods of more than one year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    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
    21 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Air Services Act 1995
    to: provide that the functions of Airservices Australia (AA) include undertaking activities to protect the human and natural environment, community amenity and residential areas from the effects of the operation and use of aircraft, and associated effects; introduce new consultation arrangements for AA and persons affected by aircraft noise; require AA to consider the need to minimise the impact of aircraft operations on the human and natural environment, community amenity and residential areas when preparing corporate plans; expand the AA board by up to two members and require that it include an expert in environmental management and a representative of a community group affected by aircraft noise; and provide for the creation and operations of the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman and related reporting arrangements; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to require the minister to appoint an independent Community Aviation Advocate to represent communities affected by aircraft noise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to enable the Fair Work Commission to issue a minimum entitlements order which would extend certain provisions of the Act, a modern award or an enterprise agreement to workers. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    LEY, Sussan, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Export Control Act 1982
    and proposed
    Export Control Act 2018
    to restrict the long haul export of live sheep and lambs during the northern summer months of July, August or September in a five year transitional period, or at any time after that period, where the voyage is by ship and of duration exceeding 10 days, and where a place in that voyage is either the Persian Gulf or the Red Sea (regardless of whether that destination is the intended final destination). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    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
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Social Services 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    to: pause indexation of the end-of-year Family Tax Benefit (FTB) supplements for three years from 1 July 2018; and extend the pause on indexation of the FTB Part A higher income free area and the FTB Part B primary earner income limit for a further year from 1 July 2020; and
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to extend the pause on indexation of the Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay income limits for a further year from 1 July 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 May 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    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
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    LEYONHJELM, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends five Acts and the Criminal Code Regulations 2002 to remove barriers in Commonwealth legislation to the legalisation and regulation of cannabis for recreational, medicinal, industrial and other purposes. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 May 2018 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    PATRICK, Sen Rex 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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