"How long does it typically take to pass a bill from start to finish?"

Thanks for your question, Jess. It may take weeks or even months for a bill (a proposed law) to pass the Australian Parliament. However, an urgent bill can be passed in a matter of days.

Around 200 bills are introduced into Parliament each year and about 90 per cent are eventually passed into law.

You can discover more about the law-making process in this fact sheet.

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