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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  • Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of Australian emissions units issued as a result of an auction or for a fixed charge, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill: amends 11 Acts and the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 consequent on the introduction of the scheme; and makes transitional arrangements to transfer the functions of the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer and the Renewable Energy Regulator to the Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Fuel Tax Act 2006
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    consequent on the proposed
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Act 2009

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) fuel credits, the bill establishes a CPRS fuel credits program to provide transitional assistance to eligible businesses and gaseous fuels suppliers to offset the impact of the scheme emissions unit charge. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
    Summary
    Consequent on the implementation of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill amends the:
    Social Security Act 1991
    ,
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: increase pensions, income support allowances and family payments by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and make adjustments to indexation arrangements;
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
    and
    A New Tax System (Family Assistance)(Administration) Act 1999
    to: increase certain family tax benefit rates (FTB) additional to the usual indexation; and introduce a FTB combined supplement;
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: increase disability, war widow and widower, and service pensions by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and provide for increases to payment rates and adjustments to indexation by legislative instrument;
    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    to increase the maximum rate weekly permanent impairment compensation, weekly compensation for wholly dependant partners and Special Rate Disability Pension by 2.8 per cent over two years, commencing on 1 July 2011; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Medicare Levy Act 1986
    to increase the low income tax, Senior Australians tax, dependency tax, dependent spouse, housekeeper and child-housekeeper, invalid relative, and parent/parent-in-law offsets, and Medicare levy low-income thresholds. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Water 
    Summary
    Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol by outlining: entities and emissions covered by the scheme; liable entities’ obligations to surrender emission units corresponding to their emissions; limits on the number of emissions units that will be used; the nature and allocation of Australian emissions units; mechanisms to contain costs; linking to other emissions trading schemes; assistance in relation to emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities and coal-fired electricity generators; voluntary inclusion of reforestation activities under the scheme; the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units; and monitoring and enforcement. Also contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to ensure reductions made to excise rates on fuels also apply to relevant imported products. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to establish Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme fuel credits, the bill amends the
    Excise Tariff Act 1921
    to reduce fuel tax on 1 July 2011 to 35.688 cents per litre. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Native Title Act 1993
    to: provide that representative Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander bodies and certain native title claimants may comment or request to be consulted about proposed housing and other services for indigenous communities which may effect native title; apply the principle of non-extinguishment to the proposals; provide for compensation for any acquisition of property; and provide for a 10 year sunset period. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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