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TOTAL RESULTS: 62

  • Date
    03 Aug 2022 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    to: broaden the remit of the Professional Services Review (PSR) to make agreements with any person under review who acknowledges inappropriate practice (including bodies corporate); and introduce new sanctions for persons who fail to respond to a notice to produce documents to the Director of the PSR or to a PSR Committee, or fail to appear at hearings;
    Health Insurance Act 1973
    ,
    National Health Act 1953
    and
    Dental Benefits Act 2008
    to provide for: the recovery of interest payable on certain debts; the application of administrative penalties to Shared Debt Recovery Scheme debts; the use of financial information gathering powers in debt recovery; Administrative Appeal Tribunal reviews where one or more garnishee notices are issued in relation to certain debts; and clarification of the Commonwealth's ability to recover debts from a person or the estate of a person. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts 
    Summary
    Establishes the High Speed Rail Authority as a statutory agency to advise on, plan and, with the consent of states and territories, construct a high speed rail system within Australia. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 3) Bill 2022 and Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment Bill 2022, the bill amends the
    Income Tax (Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) Act 2012
    to change the title of the Act to the
    Income Tax (Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) Act 2012
    to reflect the reduction in the tax on certain income earned by foreign resident workers participating in the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme from 32.5 per cent to 15 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Jobs and Skills Australia Bill 2022, the bill repeals the
    National Skills Commissioner Act 2020

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Jobs and Skills Australia (National Skills Commissioner Repeal) Bill 2022, the bill establishes Jobs and Skills Australia, as a statutory body within the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, to provide advice and collect, analyse, share and publish data and other information on Australia's current and emerging labour market and its current, emerging and future skills and training needs and priorities (including in relation to apprenticeships), and the adequacy of the Australian system for providing vocational education and training (including training outcomes). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Mar 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    WATERS, Sen Larissa 
    Summary
    The bill: provides that Australian landholders have the right to refuse the undertaking of gas and coal mining activities by corporations on their land without prior written authorisation; sets out the requirements of a prior written authorisation; provides for relief which a court may grant a land owner when prior written authorisation is not provided; prohibits hydraulic fracturing for coal seam gas, shale gas and tight gas by corporations; and provides for civil penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Aug 2021 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Requires the Treasurer to establish a Live Performance Federal Insurance Guarantee Fund to underwrite insurance for the live performance industry to enable future live performance events. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Aug 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Health and Aged Care 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Act 2016
    to: provide that regulations may prescribe matters that will be the subject of multiple separate charges, which may be incurred by a licence holder during a particular charging period; and enable the regulations to specify an amount of a charge or a method for working out a charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Sep 2022 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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.