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Tuesday, 5 November 1996
Page: 6521

Bill returned from the Senate with an amendment.

Ordered that the amendment be taken into consideration forthwith.

Senate's amendment

(1)   Schedule 6, page 13, lines 1 to 9, omit the Schedule, substitute:

Schedule 6—Amendment of the Imported Food Control Act 1992

1 Subsection 3(1) (definition of authorised officer )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

authorised officer means:

   (a)   the Secretary; or

   (b)   an officer of AQIS appointed by the Secretary under subsection 40(1); or

   (c)   when used in a provision of this Act other than section 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 or 32—a person appointed by the Secretary under subsection 40(2).

2 Section 40

Repeal the section, substitute:

40 Authorised officers

(1)   The Secretary may, by signed instrument, appoint an officer of AQIS to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this Act.

(2)   The Secretary may, by signed instrument, appoint a person to be an authorised officer for the purposes of all the provisions of this Act other than sections 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 32.