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Biosecurity Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Agriculture

Summary

Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the Quarantine Act 1908) to: manage biosecurity risks, the risk of contagion of a listed human disease, the risk of listed human diseases entering Australian territory, risks related to ballast water, biosecurity emergencies and human biosecurity emergencies; and give effect to Australia’s international rights and obligations, including the International Health Regulations 2005, the World Health Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, and the Convention on Biological Diversity 1992.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/11/14  
Second reading moved 27/11/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (27/11/2014): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transporet Legislation Committee; Report due 17/03/2015
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