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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2013


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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012



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

Summary

Amends the: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 to: require the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to implement the Agvet Code having regard to certain principles; provide for the APVMA to develop, publish and have regard to guidelines (the risk compendium) when exercising powers and performing functions under the code; implement a mandatory scheme for the re-approval of active constituents and re-registration of chemical products to periodically review active constituents and products; enable consistent data protection; and remove disincentives for industry to generate and provide data; Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994, Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 to: provide the APVMA with a graduated range of compliance and enforcement powers; and provide for a power to apply statutory conditions to registration and approvals; Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994 to enable any Commonwealth agency to collect the levy on product sales on behalf of the APVMA; Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 to require a review at least every 10 years of all Commonwealth agricultural and veterinary chemicals legislation; Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994 and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 to provide that legislative instruments remain subject to disallowance with two exceptions; and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994, Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 to remove redundant provisions and amend out of date provisions. Also provides for: a review to be conducted on the operation of the amendments made by this proposed Act after a five-year period; and a review on matters which relate to the functions and powers of the APVMA that are prescribed by regulation.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/11/12  
Second reading moved 28/11/12  
Second reading debate 18/03/13  
Second reading debate 15/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 15/05/13  
Consideration in detail debate 15/05/13 Amendment details: 42 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 15/05/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/05/13  
Second reading moved 16/05/13  
Second reading debate 28/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 28/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 28/06/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28/06/13  
Assent 29/06/13 Act no.: 125 - Year: 2013
     

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 1

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum 2

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BT247]

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  • Government [sheet BX240]

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  • Non-Government
COBB, John, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (29/11/2012): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (27/02/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (29/11/2012): House Standing Committee on Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry; Committee report (12/03/13)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )