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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
    01 Apr 2004 
    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
    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
    07 Dec 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991
    to provide that the manufacture, supply, installation, design and safe use of lifts are regulated;
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
    to: restore Comcare’s access to the Consolidated Revenue Fund to pay compensation claims for diseases with long latency periods; re-instate workers’ compensation claims arising from off-site recess injuries; allow for compensation for medical expenses to be paid when payment of compensation benefits is suspended; and set time limits within which claims must be determined; and
    Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991
    ,
    Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993
    and
    Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
    to make amendments consequent on the commencement of the
    Legislative Instruments Act 2003

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    15 Aug 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2006
    to: convert certain geodetic data references of area descriptions to Geocentric Datum of Australia (GOA94); remove certain ministerial emergency powers in part of Bass Strait; and make technical corrections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Act 2003
    to provide transitional arrangements until 31 December 2012 to enable safety levies relating to pipelines in designated coastal waters to be collected in certain states and the Northern Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    10 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    in relation to: registration fees; functions of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority; multiple titleholders of petroleum titles; strict liability offences; occupational health and safety duties of titleholders; and transitional and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to establish the Education Ombudsman as a separate office within the office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to deal with complaints about the domestic and international education sector; and
    Migration Act 1958
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Mar 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Ombudsman Act 1976
    to establish the Education Ombudsman as a separate office within the office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to deal with complaints about the domestic and international education sector; and
    Migration Act 1958
    and
    Privacy Act 1988
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    22 Oct 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends: four Acts in the Agriculture portfolio to: abolish the Fishing Industry Policy Council; and remove obsolete provisions; four Acts in the Communications portfolio in relation to: re-transmission of programs; and consultation and publication requirements; four Acts in the Environment portfolio in relation to: abolition of the Product Stewardship Advisory Group and the Oil Stewardship Advisory Council; fuel quality standards; and hazardous waste; the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to make an amendment consequential on a repeal; three Acts administered in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to make minor amendments and repeal certain provisions; eight Acts administered in the Social Services portfolio in relation to: approved provider obligations; use or disclosure of personal information; and removal of spent social security and family assistance payments; seven Acts in the Treasury portfolio to make amendments consequential on repeals; the
    Insurance Act 1973
    to remove a redundant standing appropriation; and five Acts in the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio to remove spent veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation payments. Also repeals seven Acts administered in four portfolios. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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