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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
    04 Sep 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    and
    Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004
    to: impose restrictions on food and beverage advertising on television during children’s viewing times; and provide that financial assistance to schools is conditional upon schools not displaying advertisements or sponsorship announcements by companies whose principal activity is the manufacture, distribution or sale of junk food. 

    Bill

  • 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
    21 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob
    DI NATALE, Sen Richard 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to: restrict the advertising or other promotion of unhealthy food and beverages on television on weekdays between 6.00 am and 9.00 am and between 4.00 pm and 9.00 pm, and on weekends and public holidays between 6.00 am and 12.00 pm and between 4.00 pm and 9.00 pm; and restrict the advertising or other promotion of unhealthy food and beverages on subscription television, the internet or by electronic message. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALLISON, Lyn 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Broadcasting Services Act 1992
    to impose restrictions on: food and beverage advertising on television during children’s viewing times; and advertising in schools by companies whose principal activity is the manufacture, distribution or sale of junk food. 

    Bill

  • Date
    18 Jun 2012 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BANDT, Adam, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to: provide that enterprise migration agreements are regulated by placing certain requirements on employers and the minister to ensure such agreements are used only where genuinely necessary and do not adversely affect local job opportunities; and require enterprise migration agreements to be tabled in each House of the Parliament. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    27 Oct 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    FIELDING, Sen Steve 
    Summary
    Regulates poker and gaming machine use by placing technical requirements on manufacturers and suppliers of those machines by requiring that they cannot: accept banknotes with a denomination greater than $20; accept certain additional credits; and allow a bet in excess of $1 per spin. Also imposes penalties for a contravention of these requirements. 

    Bill

  • Date
    18 Aug 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill

  • Date
    27 Mar 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BISHOP, Bronwyn, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Criminal Code Act 1995
    to protect the Australian National Flag from unlawful desecration or destruction by inserting offence and penalty provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to implement the revised Annex VI to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships to provide for the stepped reduction in the sulphur level in fuel oil used in ships; and
    Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008
    to create responder immunity to protect persons and organisations from liability who act reasonably and in good faith when providing assistance following a spill of fuel oil. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Nov 2011 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951
    to expand the role of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to include additional duties in relation to the Commonwealth Ombudsman, including: examining all reports tabled by the ombudsman; reporting to Parliament on matters relating to the ombudsman; and considering the operations and resources of the ombudsman. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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