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Thursday, 6 March 2014
Page: 1882

Mr JOYCE (New EnglandMinister for Agriculture and Deputy Leader of The Nationals) (13:10): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

The Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2014 is the third of four bills being introduced to form this legislative package.

The Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2014 will impose charges only when they are considered a duty of excise. The key provisions of the bill mirror those in the Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2014 and have the same operative function and effect.

The bill does not itself set the amount of the charges and will not impose any financial impacts on businesses. The charges and who is liable and exempt from paying the charges will be set in delegated legislation. At this point in time there are no proposals to introduce any duties of excise in the delegated legislation.

Debate adjourned.