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Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Agriculture

Summary

Part of a package of three bills in relation to rural research and development, the bill amends: the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 to: require research and development corporations (RDCs) to enter into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth before the end of the 2014-15 financial year; enable individual fisheries industry levies to be collected and matched subject to a relevant industry cap; amend the process for selecting board members for statutory RDCs; include marketing activities in the role of RDCs; and amend the long and short titles of the Act; the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997, Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000, Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 and Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000 to standardise ministerial delegation rules for industry-owned RDCs; the Dairy Produce Act 1986 and Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000 to enable the minister to give written directions to the industry and research bodies in certain circumstances; the Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000 to: enable the research body to use certain funds for marketing activities; and provide that the timing of the wool levy poll is prescribed in regulations; seven Acts to enable the Commonwealth to match voluntary contributions made to RDCs by businesses for research and development; eight Acts to make technical amendments; and the Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980 and renamed Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013 to make contingent amendments in relation to the proposed Australian Grape and Wine Authority.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/11/13  
Second reading moved 20/11/13  
Second reading debate 04/12/13  
Referred to Federation Chamber 04/12/13  
Second reading debate 04/12/13  
Second reading debate 05/12/13  
Second reading agreed to 05/12/13  
Reported from Federation Chamber 05/12/13  
Third reading agreed to 05/12/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/12/13  
Second reading moved 05/12/13  
Second reading debate 12/12/13  
Second reading agreed to 12/12/13  
Third reading agreed to 12/12/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 12/12/13  
Assent 13/12/13 Act no.: 146 of 2013
     

Text of bill

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes