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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TOTAL RESULTS: 1341

  • Date
    24 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Environment and Heritage 
    Summary
    Provides for the establishment and operation of a scheme to apply national water efficiency labelling and minimum performance standards to certain water-use products. Also contains a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
    ,
    Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999
    and
    Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999
    to allow (in addition to the current arrangements) for more than one industry organisation representing live-stock exporters to be determined as a marketing body and as a research body for the purpose of receiving revenue derived from compulsory levies and charges. Also makes technical corrections to the
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003
    and
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2004

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Justice and Customs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    in relation to: goods for use in oil and gas exploration; the country code abbreviations for Poland and Wake Island; and the upper limit for alcohol content of grape wine. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000
    to: appropriate funding for the period 1 January 2005 to 30 June 2009 for the: Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programme, Indigenous Education Direct Assistance Programme, and continuation of the “away-from-base” element of ABSTUDY; specify commitments and conditions, including financial and educational accountability conditions, that must be included in funding agreements under the Act; and repeal a spent transitional provision. Also repeals the
    Indigenous Education (Supplementary Assistance) Act 1989
    and contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Provides financial assistance to the States and Territories for government and non-government schools for 2005-2008 by providing for: integration of Catholic system schools in the socioeconomic status (SES) funding model for non-government schools; a funding guarantee to independent non-government schools that would otherwise be disadvantaged from updating the SES scores for 2005-2008; additional funding for the Capital Grants Program for constructions and refurbishments in non-government schools in isolated locations in the Northern Territory; and establishment of the Literacy, Numeracy and Special Learning Needs Program for disadvantaged students. Also contains transitional provisions and a regulation-making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000
    to: appropriate additional funding for the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and Projects Programme for the Tutorial Credits Initiative in 2004; and correct a technical defect in the socioeconomic status funding phasing-in arrangements for non-government schools. Also repeals the
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 1992
    and
    States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 1996

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Education, Science and Training 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Vocational Education and Training Funding Act 1992
    to provide funds for vocational education and training in 2005 under the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) agreement; and update the current funding limits for 2004 to reflect the outcome of earlier negotiations on a new ANTA agreement. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    WILKIE, Kim 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989
    to ensure that passenger motor vehicles are fitted with a spare wheel and tyre of similar design specifications to the standard wheels and tyres fitted to the vehicle, in order to meet Australian standards. 

    Bill

  • Date
    21 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    CALVERT, Paul 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to provide for the creation of a statutory position of Parliamentary Librarian. Also makes consequential amendments to the
    Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976
    and
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    21 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill

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