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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
    10 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
    Summary
    Responds to recommendations of the Regional Telecommunications Inquiry Report of 2002 by amending the:
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    to provide a framework for future, regular independent reviews and reports of the adequacy of regional telecommunications services;
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    to clarify that any licence condition requiring Telstra to maintain a local presence in regional, rural or remote parts of Australia may empower the minister or the Australian Communications Authority to make decisions of an administrative character; and
    Telstra Corporation Act 1991
    to require at least two directors of Telstra to have knowledge of or experience of rural or remote as well as regional areas of Australia. Also makes amendments to the
    Telecommunications Act 1997
    and
    Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
    consequential on the establishment of the Australian Communications and Media Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991
    to exclude Commonwealth employers and employees from the application of the ACT industrial manslaughter laws and any other similar industrial manslaughter law enacted by a State or Territory in the future. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    in relation to: industrial action before the expiration of an agreement; cooling-off periods; third party suspensions; protected and unprotected industrial action; and pattern bargaining. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALBANESE, Anthony, MP 
    Summary
    Requires the Australian Government to effect Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALBANESE, Anthony, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
    to extend the boundaries of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to Australia’s exclusive economic zone. 

    Bill

  • Date
    09 Feb 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the freedom of association provisions of the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to extend the prohibition on bargaining services fee clauses to State employment agreements to which a constitutional corporation is a party. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to enable voters at Senate elections to determine the order of their party preferences in above-the-line voting. 

    Bill

  • Date
    08 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Family and Community Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    ,
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    and
    Family Law Act 1975
    to: relocate provisions currently contained in regulations relating to overseas maintenance arrangements; and makes minor and consequential amendments;
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    in relation to: equity between parents in access to courts; and streamlining of certain review processes; and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999
    ,
    Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989
    and
    Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988
    to make minor and technical amendments in relation to child support. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to restore the exemption for small business from redundancy payments by overturning the 2004 decision of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to impose redundancy pay obligations on small businesses. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    02 Dec 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to: exempt small businesses from the unfair dismissal provisions (except in relation to apprentices and trainees); and require the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to order that an unfair dismissal application is invalid if it relates to a small business employer. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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