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Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2012


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Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Summary

The bill: prohibits the importation and sale of all timber products containing illegally logged timber; prohibits the processing of illegally harvested domestically grown raw logs; requires importers of regulated timber products and processors of raw logs to comply with due diligence requirements; requires the accurate description of legally logged timber products for sale in Australia; establishes enforcement powers and offences, and imposes penalties; and provides for a review of the first five years of the operation of the Act.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23/11/11  
Second reading moved 23/11/11  
Second reading debate 15/08/12  
Second reading debate 16/08/12  
Second reading agreed to 16/08/12  
Consideration in detail debate 16/08/12 Amendment details: 9 Government agreed to
Consideration in detail debate 20/08/12  
Third reading agreed to 20/08/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/08/12  
Second reading moved 22/08/12  
Second reading debate 19/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 19/11/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 19/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 19/11/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 19/11/12  
Assent 28/11/12 Act no.: 166 - Year: 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BX219]

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  • Non-Government
COBB, John, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7202]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/11/2011): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (27/02/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade; Committee report (27/06/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )