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
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LUDLAM, Sen Scott 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Defence Act 1903
    to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Australian Defence Force. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    The bill: requires producers, distributors and industry groups to submit to the minister a beverage container stewardship plan to manage the collection and recycling of beverage containers; sets minimum recovery rates for containers; requires public consultation on draft plans; and provides for annual reporting. 

    Bill

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LUDLAM, Sen Scott 
    Summary
    The bill: establishes the national Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme; enforces and imposes civil penalties on persons or body corporates for breaches of the scheme; provides for an annual report on the operation of the proposed Act; and contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: provide 26 weeks government-funded paid parental leave for all eligible Australian parents at the level of the federal minimum wage, or average wage, with a right to return to work; and make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    SIEWERT, Sen Rachel 
    Summary
    The bill: prohibits the manufacture, distribution, offering for sale, selling or otherwise trading in food containing synthetic trans fatty acids; and retains the right of state and territory governments to develop their own complementary or alternative regulatory regime. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containg palm oil; and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to include the use of palm oil in the characteristics of any goods for the purposes of misleading conduct as to the nature of goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Establishes a National Integrity Commission as an independent statutory agency which will consist of the National Integrity Commissioner, the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner and the Independent Parliamentary Advisor and provide for: the investigation and prevention of misconduct and corruption in all Commonwealth departments, agencies, and federal parliamentarians and their staff; the investigation and prevention of corruption in the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission; and independent advice to ministers and parliamentarians on conduct, ethics and matters of proprietary. Also provides for the establishment of a Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Integrity Commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Provides for a national plebiscite to be held in conjunction with the next House of Representatives election on whether Australia should become a republic. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to restrict the advertising or other promotion of unhealthy food and beverages on television between 6.30 am and 9.30 pm. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    Prohibits the sale of takeaway alcoholic beverages between midnight and 7.00 am on any day and imposes offences for any contravention. 

    Bill

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