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Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012


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

Summary

Implements the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s report into wheat export marketing arrangements by amending the Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008 to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by: abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and the wheat export charge on 10 December 2012; winding up Wheat Export Australia on 31 December 2012; and removing the access test requirements for grain port terminal operators on 30 September 2014. Also makes consequential amendments to the Criminal Code Act 1995 and repeals the Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008 on 1 October 2014.

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 21/03/12  
Second reading moved 21/03/12  
Second reading debate 10/09/12  
Second reading debate 11/10/12  
Second reading debate 29/10/12  
Second reading debate 30/10/12  
Second reading debate 31/10/12  
Second reading agreed to 31/10/12  
Consideration in detail debate 31/10/12 Amendment details: 16 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 31/10/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/11/12  
Second reading moved 19/11/12  
Second reading debate 28/11/12  
Second reading debate 29/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 29/11/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 29/11/12 Amendment details: 4 Australian Greens agreed to
Third reading agreed to 29/11/12  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 29/11/12 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 29/11/12  
Assent 03/12/12 Act no.: 170 - 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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  • Further supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BR322]

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  • Government [sheet BR302]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7294 revised 2]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Independent [sheet 7328]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (25/06/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): House Standing Committee on Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry; Committee report (18/06/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )