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
    05 Sep 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
    to provide for the inclusion of ethanol and other renewable fuel in fuel supplied for use in motor vehicles. 

    Bill

  • Date
    05 Sep 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KERR, Duncan 
    Summary
    Establishes the Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission to inquire into, and advise the Parliament on, allegations of judicial misbehaviour or incapacity made against a federal justice. Also amends the
    Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987
    to permit the testing of a witness’ credibility in court or other proceedings when that witness has previously given evidence to a House or committee of the Parliament which is inconsistent with the evidence given to the court or tribunal. 

    Bill

  • Date
    23 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha 
    Summary
    Prohibits misleading or deceptive advertising or notification of pregnancy counselling services. 

    Bill

  • Date
    21 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Social Security Act 1991
    and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: abolish the distinction between full-time and part-time scholarships and make all scholarships which satisfy certain criteria tax free; and extend the exemption for fee-waiver, fee-pay and Commonwealth Learning Scholarships from the social security personal income test to University Equity Scholarships. 

    Bill

  • Date
    20 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BOWEN, Chris, MP 

    Bill

  • Date
    20 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BARTLETT, Andrew 
    Summary
    Provides a legislative framework for animal welfare in Australia, including the establishment of the National Animal Welfare Authority which will coordinate, monitor and review the care, protection and use of domestic animals, livestock, wildlife and animals kept for scientific purposes. 

    Bill

  • Date
    20 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KERR, Duncan 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987
    to permit the testing of a witness’ credibility in court or other proceedings when that witness has previously given evidence to a House or committee which is inconsistent with the evidence given to the court or tribunal. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    16 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob
    NETTLE, Kerry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide for: independent review of asylum seekers currently in detention, with the aim of releasing all long-term detainees who do not pose a risk to the community or who are not likely to abscond; and the release of all children and their parents currently being held in immigration detention. 

    Bill

  • Date
    16 Jun 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob
    NETTLE, Kerry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to: abolish temporary protection visas; ensure that detention of children is a last resort; provide for judicial review of immigration detention; limit the period of time that asylum seekers are detained; and provide for the Federal Court to impose on detainees certain conditions of release. 

    Bill

  • Date
    30 May 2005 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    KERR, Duncan 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to deny public election funding to political parties or candidates accepting donations from the tobacco industry. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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