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Biosecurity Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
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  
Second reading debate 09/02/15  
Second reading agreed to 09/02/15  
Third reading agreed to 09/02/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/02/15  
Second reading moved 10/02/15  
Second reading debate 18/03/15  
Second reading debate 11/05/15  
Second reading agreed to 12/05/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/05/15 Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 13/05/15  
Third reading agreed to 13/05/15  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 14/05/15 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/05/15  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7676]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet ES125]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7671]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (27/11/2014): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transporet Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/03/2015)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees