Bills are acts in draft form.
Every bill has three readings in each House of Parliament. It is usually amended several times before being given royal assent and becoming an act.
One way to keep an eye on changes in different areas of law is to monitor the bills before parliament.
Each bill is accompanied by an explanatory statement, often referred to as an explanatory memorandum. This statement explains the content of the bill, provision by provision.
This feed links to Bills Digests which provide a plain English summary of Bills and detail their purpose, background and main provisions (from Parliament of Australia).
Explanatory Memoranda (EM) are publications which accompany Commonwealth and State Bills. Their purpose is to explain the Bill, clause by clause, initially when it is debated in parliament. Subsequently they are useful for statutory interpretation.
Learn more about the history of EMs from this article 'Was There an EM?" from the Australian Parliamentary Library.
Explanatory statements are available from either the Act homepage or from the Bill homepage if not yet assented.
CTH - 1996+
WA - 2001+ (where available)
This feed advises of recent Bill activity within the Western Australian parliament. You can also subscribe to email tracking of each new Bill in the WA Parliament.