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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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  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2019 and Export Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Act 2015
    to make amendments consequential on the enactment of the Export Control Bill 2019 and the proposed repeal of the
    Export Charges (Collection) Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2019 and Export Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Act 2015
    to make amendments consequential on the enactment of the Export Control Bill 2019 and the proposed repeal of the
    Export Charges (Collection) Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2019 and Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2019, the bill amends the
    Export Charges (Imposition—General) Act 2015
    to make amendments consequential on the enactment of the Export Control Bill 2019 and the proposed repeal of the
    Export Charges (Collection) Act 2015

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Control Bill 2019 to create a new framework for regulating the export of goods, including agricultural products and food, from Australian territory, the bill: repeals 19 Acts; makes consequential amendments to nine Acts; and provides for transitional arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Export Control (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019, the bill streamlines and consolidates existing legislation to create a new framework for regulating the export of goods, including agricultural products and food, from Australian territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019, the bill amends: the
    Family Law Act 1975
    and
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    to make consequential amendments to align these Acts with the operation of the newly created Federal Circuit and Family Court (FCFC); the proposed
    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2019
    to make an amendment consequential on the commencement of certain changes enacted by the
    Public Sector Superannuation Legislation Amendment Act 2018
    ; five Acts in relation to making rules of court; 132 Acts to make further consequential amendments; and various Acts to make amendments contingent on the commencement of nine Acts. Also provides for transitional arrangements in relation to the judges and personnel of the FCFC, court administration and appeals; and repeals the
    Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Dec 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019, the bill unifies the administrative structure of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to create the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, comprised of Division 1 (which will be a continuation of the Family Court) and Division 2 (which will be a continuation of the Federal Circuit Court). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: the
    Family Law Act 1975
    and
    Bankruptcy Act 1966
    to: give effect to a referral of power from Western Australia to the Commonwealth in respect of superannuation matters in family law proceedings for separating de facto couples in Western Australia; extend federal bankruptcy jurisdiction to the Family Court of Western Australia to hear bankruptcy proceedings concurrently with family law proceedings; and provide for transitional arrangements; and 21 Acts to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Oct 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Native Title Act 1993
    to: allow a native title claim or compensation group to impose conditions on the authority of its authorised applicant and require public notification of any such conditions; clarify the duties of the applicant to the claim group; allow the applicant to act by majority as the default position; allow the composition of the applicant to be changed without further authorisation in certain circumstances; allow the claim group to put in place succession-planning arrangements for individual members of the applicant; allow body corporate Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) to cover areas where native title has been extinguished; remove the requirement for the Native Title Registrar to notify an area ILUA unless satisfied it meets the ILUA requirements; allow minor amendments to be made to an ILUA without a new registration process; specify that the removal of an ILUA from the register does not invalidate future acts subject to that ILUA; extend the circumstances in which historical extinguishment can be disregarded to areas of national, state or territory parks, and certain pastoral leases; allow a registered native title body corporate to bring a compensation application over an area where native title has been extinguished; require the registrar to create and maintain a public record of section 31 agreements; and make a number of technical amendments; and
    Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
    (CATSI Act) to: require registered native title bodies corporate (RNTBC) constitutions to include dispute resolution pathways for persons who are or who claim to be common law holders, and provide for all the common law holders to be directly or indirectly represented in the RNTBC; limit the grounds for cancelling the membership of a member of a RNTBC to certain grounds; remove the discretion of directors of RNTBCs to refuse certain membership applications; specify that the registrar may place a RNTBC under special administration in certain circumstances; and ensure that proceedings in respect of a civil matter arising under the Act that relate to a RNTBC are to be instituted and determined exclusively in the Federal Court, unless transferred to another court with jurisdiction; confirm the validity of certain section 31 agreements; and provide that a person would be entitled to compensation if the bill effects the acquisition of property of a person other than on just terms (within the meaning of paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution). 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2019 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019, the bill establishes an ongoing funding arrangement for fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure (the Regional Broadband Scheme) by imposing a monthly charge on carriers, including NBN Co Ltd, in relation to each premises connected to their network that has an active fixed-line superfast broadband service during the month. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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