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Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


Amends the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 in relation to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme to: increase the maximum number of grants to eight; provide that certain applicants claiming grants only receive support for expenses incurred to promote exports to markets other than the USA, Canada and the European Union member states; enable the minister to make a determination to specify a percentage of the scheme’s appropriation to fund administration for a financial year; prevent further approval of joint ventures after 30 June 2013; remove event promoters from the scheme; prevent the payment of grants to applicants engaging an EMDG consultant assessed to not be a fit and proper person; provide that if an amount grant is determined before 1 July following the ‘balance distribution date’, the grant becomes payable; and require applicants to acquit claims by paying for claimed expenses.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/13  
Second reading moved 13/02/13  
Second reading debate 12/03/13  
Second reading debate 14/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 14/03/13  
Third reading agreed to 14/03/13  
Introduced and read a first time 18/03/13  
Second reading moved 18/03/13  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (16/05/2013): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/06/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees