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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
    13 Sep 2017 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON, Sen Pauline 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Lands Acquisition Act 1989
    to provide that the minister may not make a declaration of acquisition by compulsory process unless the acquisition of the interest is for the direct benefit of the Australian public, or to provide necessary services to members of the Australian public which would not be provided if the acquisition did not occur. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Sep 2017 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    DI NATALE, Sen Richard 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Customs Act 1901
    to: provide that prohibited goods intended to be used as medicinal cannabis products are, for the purpose of satisfying import conditions, taken to be drugs required for medical purposes; and provide that goods permitted to be supplied for the purposes stated in the
    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
    for the Special Access Scheme Category-B, relating to clinical trials and authorised prescribers, will also be permitted to be supplied for the Special Access Scheme Category-A, relating to seriously ill patients with a condition from which death is reasonably likely to occur within a matter of months; and
    Narcotic Drugs Act 1967
    to allow the secretary to grant a licence to manufacture medicinal cannabis if satisfied it is to be supplied to a seriously ill person in accordance with certain regulatory and notification requirements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Sep 2017 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LEYONHJELM, Sen David 
    Summary
    Amends the
    A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
    to remove goods and services tax from the supply of electricity. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Aug 2017 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    to: increase the single rate of newstart and single independent rate of youth allowance by $110 a week; and standardise the indexation arrangements for certain pensions and allowances; and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to provide that these payments are made from monies appropriated by the Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Mar 2017 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter
    HANSON, Sen Pauline
    HINCH, Sen Derryn
    LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui
    ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Establishes a parliamentary inquiry into banking and financial services to report to Parliament on particular matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Feb 2017 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    GALLAGHER, Sen Katy 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Act 2015
    to: allow the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to provide assistance in advising and preparing a person’s case for a no adverse costs order in proceedings in relation to contraventions of Part IV of the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    ; and require the number of requests for assistance in relation to an application for a no adverse costs order to be included in the Ombudsman’s annual report; and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: allow for a no adverse costs order to be sought, at any time during proceedings, by a person bringing an action in relation to loss or damage by conduct of another person that was done in contravention of Part IV of the Act; and specify the circumstances in which the court is able to make a no adverse costs order. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MUIR, Sen Ricky 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to establish a health care card to provide people diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 with access to medication and peripheral devices; and the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable the Parliament to appropriate funds to support these payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends: 15 Acts to remove current provisions providing for regulatory regimes and to apply the standard provisions of the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    ; the
    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014
    in relation to: the ability to secure evidence of a contravention when exercising monitoring powers; the age of photographs for identity cards; the time period for the making of a civil penalty order; and the cap on the amount to be stated in an infringement notice; and the
    Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
    to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the proposed
    Fairer Paid Parental Leave Act 2016

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to: create new income support payment and compliance arrangements for individuals living in remote Australia who are eligible for activity tested income support payments including newstart, youth allowance, parenting payment, disability support pension and special benefit; and remove spent provisions in relation to the Northern Territory Community CDEP Transition Payment and the Community Development Employment Project Scheme; and the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Act 2015
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    25 Nov 2015 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: amend the financial agreement regime to remove existing uncertainties around requirements for entering, interpreting and enforcing agreements, make changes to the coverage of spousal maintenance matters in agreements, provide for a statement of principles to outline their binding nature, and to reinforce the binding nature of the agreements; strengthen protections from violence in certain procedural matters; strengthen Australia’s response to international parental child abduction; update the arrest powers of the family court; assist the operation of the family law courts; and make minor and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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