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Quarantine Charges (Collection) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Agriculture

Summary

Part of a package of four bills in relation to the recovery of costs for biosecurity and quarantine services, the bill: provides for regulations to be made to deal with when quarantine charges are due and payable, and the liability of agents; provides that the Commonwealth may be notionally liable to pay quarantine charges and late payment fees; applies late payment fees and other penalties if quarantine charges are unpaid; provides that charges can be created over goods or vessels subject to quarantine; enables quarantine officers to withhold goods and vessels for sale when charges and fees are owing; enables abandoned goods and vessels to be sold, destroyed or otherwise disposed of; and provides for miscellaneous matters.

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 06/03/14  
Second reading moved 06/03/14  
Referred to Federation Chamber 18/03/14  
Second reading debate 19/03/14  
Second reading agreed to 19/03/14  
Reported from Federation Chamber 19/03/14  
Third reading agreed to 19/03/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/14  
Second reading moved 20/03/14  
Second reading debate 20/03/14  
Second reading agreed to 20/03/14  
Third reading agreed to 20/03/14  
     
Finally passed both Houses 20/03/14  
Assent 31/03/14 Act no.: 15 - Year: 2014
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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