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Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2006

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2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2006

 

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 4), before item 1, insert:

1A  Paragraph 5(1)(b)

Omit “and examine and report on the benefits to growers that result from that performance”.

[functions of authority]

(2)     Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 9), after item 1, insert:

1B  After subsection 57(7)

Insert:

          (7A)  Before 1 April 2007, the Minister must cause an independent review to be conducted of the following matters:

                     (a)  the operation of subsection (1A) in relation to nominated company B;

                     (b)  the conduct of nominated company B in relation to:

                              (i)  consultations for the purposes of subsection (3A); and

                             (ii)  the granting or withholding of approvals for the purposes of subsection (3B); and

                            (iii)  returns to growers;

                     (c)  the economic impact of export wheat control arrangements on Australia’s domestic wheat market;

                     (d)  the benefit of maintaining export wheat control arrangements;

                     (e)  recommended changes to export wheat control arrangements;

                      (f)  recommended changes to monitoring and reporting arrangements.

          (7B)  The review conducted in accordance with subsection (7A) is to have the same powers, procedures and protections of an inquiry conducted by the Productivity Commission in accordance with the Productivity Commission Act 1998 .

          (7C)  A review under subsection (7A) is to be conducted by a panel nominated by the Minister by a written instrument.

          (7D)  An instrument prepared under subsection (7C) is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 .

          (7E)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review prepared in accordance with subsection (7A) to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of that House after the day on which the Minister receives the report.