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.

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Bills before the House of Representatives

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  • Date
    28 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Bill 2018 to partially implement the Treaty Between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea (New York, 6 March 2018), the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978
    to remove references to the Joint Petroleum Development Area. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Northern Australia 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty) Bill 2018 to partially implement the Treaty Between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea (New York, 6 March 2018), the bill amends 18 Acts to: permanently delimit the continental shelf boundary and the exclusive economic zone boundary between Australia and Timor-Leste; allow for a future adjustment of the lateral continental shelf boundaries subject to specific conditions being met; and establish the Greater Sunrise Special Regime in the Special Regime Area. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP 
    Summary
    Establishes a stand-alone scheme for equal pay certification by employers that employ 25 or more people, to operate in addition to all current statutory requirements including the
    Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012
    , the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    and the
    Sex Discrimination Act 1994

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Nov 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the Australian National Integrity Commission as an independent public sector anti-corruption commission for the Commonwealth; provides for the appointment, functions and powers of the National Integrity Commissioner and commissioners; and makes consequential amendments to the
    Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
    ,
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    and
    Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: amend the character test by providing grounds to consider visa cancellation or refusal where a non-citizen has been convicted of offences involving violence against a person, weapons, breaching of an apprehended violence order (or similar) or non-consensual sexual acts; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP 
    Summary
    Provides for the posthumous promotion of the late General Sir John Monash to rank of Australian Field Marshal in the Australian Regular Army on 1 January 1931, the date of his return to the Active Duty List. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Andrew, MP
    BANDT, Adam, MP
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to require the temporary transfer of children and their families from offshore detention to Australia for the purpose of medical or psychiatric assessment or treatment. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    MCGOWAN, Cathy, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009
    to: impose a cap on the total payments that can be made under a consumer lease (known as rent-to-buy schemes); require small amount credit contracts (SACCs) (known as payday loans) to have equal repayments and payment intervals; remove the ability for SACC providers to charge monthly fees in respect of the residual term of a loan where a consumer fully repays the loan early; prevent lessors and credit assistance providers from undertaking door-to-door selling of leases at residential homes; introduce anti-avoidance protections; and increase penalties. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Sponsor
    SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    to require the publication of the quarterly report of estimates of Australia's greenhouse gas inventory within five months of the end of each quarter. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    18 Oct 2018 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture and Water Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    in relation to: approval and registration for prescribed active constituents, chemical products or labels; information to be taken into account by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) in determining applications; limits on use of information; computerised decision-making by the APVMA; notification and publication of voluntary recalls; obligations on holders and applicants to inform the APVMA of new information where it relates to the safety criteria; the definition of ‘registered chemical product’; suspension or cancellation of approval or registration for provision of false or misleading information; supply of registered chemical products with unapproved label; variation of approval of registration during suspension; safety, efficacy, trade and labelling criteria; notice requirements for notices provided to Food Standards Australia New Zealand by the APVMA; and amendment of an incorrect reference in the Agvet Code;
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    to: enable the APVMA to prescribe an accreditation scheme for third party assessment providers; and make minor and machinery changes including the removal of unnecessary and redundant provisions;
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    to remove the requirement for the APVMA to prepare an annual operational plan; and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013
    to align the timing of reviews of agvet legislation. Also repeals the
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Act 2014

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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