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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
    12 Oct 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Further to the
    Administrative Review Tribunal Bill 2000
    , the bill: abolishes the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), Social Security Appeals Tribunal, Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal; repeals the
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    ; amends: 182 Acts to replace references to the AAT with references to the Administrative Review Tribunal (ART); 138 Acts to replace references to the
    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
    with references to the proposed
    Administrative Review Tribunal Act 2000
    ; 5 Acts to provide procedures to be followed by the ART in reviewing certain decisions;
    Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
    to enable certain interlocutory and procedural matters to be dealt with by a single judge; and makes consequential amendments to 125 Acts. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Jun 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Establishes the Administrative Review Tribunal which will replace the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal. Also establishes the Administrative Review Council. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 May 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Enables Australia to become a member of the African Development Bank Group by authorising the payments required to subscribe to membership shares in the African Development Bank and meet membership and ongoing subscriptions to the African Development Fund. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Oct 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    COLLINS, Julie, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013
    to provide for an independent review of the operation of Part 2.4 of the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    , the Classification Principles 2014 and the Aged Care Funding Instrument. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Sep 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Aged Care Act 1997
    in relation to residential aged care to: simplify fees and charges paid by residents who cannot fully meet their own care and accommodation costs; combine the current concessional resident supplement and pensioner supplement into a single asset-tested accommodation supplement; broaden eligibility for community care grants for providers of Community Aged Care Packages; and extend eligibility to providers of Extended Aged Care at Home and Extended Aged Care at Home - Dementia. Also makes technical amendments to the
    Aged Care (Bond Security) Act 2006
    and
    Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Act 2006

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    05 Mar 1998 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Family Services portfolio 

    Bill

  • Date
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999
    and
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to allow (in addition to the current arrangements) for more than one industry organisation representing live-stock exporters to be determined as a marketing body and as a research body for the purpose of receiving revenue derived from compulsory levies and charges. Also makes technical corrections to the
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003
    and
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2004

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Air Navigation Act 1920
    and
    Civil Aviation Act 1988
    to provide that an Australian airline, or a subsidiary of an Australian airline, is not issued an international aviation licence unless it provides the same wages and conditions to overseas-based flight and cabin crew operating its flights as if they were directly employed by the airline. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MOYLAN, Judi, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Air Services Act 1995
    to: require Airservices Australia (AA) to consult and cooperate with government, sectors of the aviation industry and communities when modifying or creating flight paths; require AA to provide a complaints mechanism during the consultation process; provide that AA publish details of consultations; provide that AA must request the minister to appoint a Community Aviation Advocate to represent communities possibly affected by changed flight paths; provide for the composition of the AA Board; and require AA to include details of any complaints in the annual report; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to require the minister to appoint a Community Aviation Advocate in certain circumstances. 

    Bill

  • Date
    28 Nov 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Air Services Act 1995
    to: include in the functions of Airservices Australia (AA) the protection of community amenity and residential areas from the effects of the operation and use of aircraft; require AA to consult and cooperate with government, sectors of the aviation industry and communities when modifying or creating flight paths; require AA to provide a complaints mechanism during the consultation process; provide that AA publish details of consultations; provide that AA must request the minister to appoint a Community Aviation Advocate to represent communities possibly affected by changed flight paths; provide for the composition of the AA Board; require AA to include details of any complaints in the annual report; and provide for the establishment of an Aircraft Noise Ombudsman; and
    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
    to require the minister to appoint a Community Aviation Advocate in certain circumstances. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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