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Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 29, page 6 (line 14), at the end of the heading to section 7, add “ —general rule ”.

[requirement to pass the access test]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 29, page 7 (after line 8), after section 7, insert:

7A   Requirement to pass the access test—transitional rule

Who must pass the access test

             (1)  A provider of a port terminal service must pass the access test in relation to the port terminal service if the provider was, immediately before the commencement of this section:

                     (a)  an accredited wheat exporter; or

                     (b)  an associated entity of an accredited wheat exporter.

When the access test must be passed

             (2)  The provider must pass the access test in relation to the port terminal service at all times during the period:

                     (a)  beginning at the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  ending at the earlier of the following times:

                              (i)  the first time the provider is required by section 7 to pass the access test in relation to the port terminal service;

                             (ii)  the end of the 12-month period beginning on the day this item commences.

Exception

             (3)  The Secretary may, by writing, determine that this section does not apply in relation to a specified provider and to a specified period if the Secretary is satisfied that there are special circumstances that justify the Secretary doing so.

Determination not a legislative instrument

             (4)  A determination under subsection (3) is not a legislative instrument.

Definitions

             (5)  For the purposes of this section:

accredited wheat exporter has the same meaning as in the old Act.

[requirement to pass the access test]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 29, page 7 (lines 10 to 23), omit subsection 8(1), substitute:

Scope

          (1A)  This section applies to a person if:

                     (a)  the person is the provider of a port terminal service; or

                     (b)  an associated entity of the person is the provider of a port terminal service.

Exports of wheat

             (1)  The person (the relevant exporter ) must not export wheat using the port terminal service if:

                     (a)  both:

                              (i)  a person (whether the relevant exporter, the associated entity or another person) was required by this Act to pass the access test in relation to the port terminal service at a time during the 12-month period ending on the day of the export; and

                             (ii)  the person mentioned in subparagraph (i) did not pass the access test at that time; or

                     (b)  the accreditation of an accredited wheat exporter was cancelled because a person (whether the relevant exporter, the associated entity or another person) failed the old access test in relation to the port terminal service at a time during the 12-month period ending on the day of the export.

[exports of wheat]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 29, page 8 (after line 20), at the end of section 8, add:

Definitions

             (8)  For the purposes of this section:

accredited wheat exporter has the same meaning as in the old Act.

old access test means the access test within the meaning of the old Act.

[exports of wheat]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 29, page 10 (line 2), omit “the name of”, substitute “a unique slot reference number for”.

[continuous disclosure rules]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 29, page 10 (line 6), omit “a unique slot reference number”, substitute “if the person knows the name of the ship—the name”.

[continuous disclosure rules]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 30, page 14 (line 29) to page 15 (line 10), omit the item.

[exports of wheat]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 54, page 18 (after line 6), after paragraph 72(a), insert:

                    (aa)  a decision under subsection 7A(3) to determine that section 7A does not apply in relation to a specified provider and to a specified period;

[requirement to pass the access test]