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Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

 

 

(1)     Clause 2 , page 2 (table item 1 ), omit “3”, substitute “4”.

[wheat industry advisory body]

(2)     Clause 2 , page 2 (table item 4 ), omit the table item, substitute:

 

4.  Schedule 3

1 October 2014.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all unless, before that day:

(a) the Minister has published a notice in the Gazette under subsection 12(1) of the Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008 in respect of a code of conduct; and

(b) the code has been declared by regulations under section 51AE of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to be a mandatory industry code.

 

 

[commencement of Schedule 3]

(3)     Page 2 (after line 11) , after clause 3 , insert:

4  National wheat industry advisory body to be established

             (1)  The Minister must cause to be established a wheat industry advisory body by no later than 31 January 2013.

             (2)  The wheat industry advisory body must consist of the following members, appointed by the Minister:

                     (a)  an independent Chair;

                     (b)  at least 9 skills-based members appointed from the production, bulk handling and non-handling export sectors of the industry;

                     (c)  2 non-voting observer members.

             (3)  The wheat industry advisory body is to administer the Wheat Industry Special Account .

[wheat industry advisory body]

(4)     Schedule 1 , item 2 , page 4 (lines 2 and 3) , omit “ to wheat exporters of access to port terminal services by the providers of port terminal services ”, substitute “ of an efficient and profitable wheat export marketing industry that supports the competitiveness of all sectors of the wheat export supply chain ”.

[simplified outline]

(5)     Schedule 1 , item 29 , page 13 (after line 14) , after paragraph 12 ( 2 )( b ), insert:

                   (ba)  requires major providers of receival, storage and handling services to publish timely, aggregated grain stocks information describing tonnes of stacked grades on a port zone basis; and

                   (bb)  requires wheat export cargoes to comply with a nominated Australian wheat varietal classification grade; and

[code of conduct requirements]

(6)     Schedule 1 , item 29 , page 13 (line 19) , omit “ voluntary ”.

[code of conduct requirements]

(7)     Schedule 1 , item 29 , page 13 (line 19) , at the end of subsection 12 ( 2 ), add:

             ; and (e)  requires the code to be reviewed no later than 2 years after it commences.

[code of conduct requirements]

(8)     Schedule 2 , item 15 , page 23 (line 6) , omit paragraph 60 ( b ), substitute:

                     (b)  the wheat industry advisory body established under section 4 of the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Act 2012 has approved the funding.

[special account]