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Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to: give effect to certain of Australia’s obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (the Single Convention); establish licensing and permit schemes for the cultivation and production of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal and scientific purposes, and for the manufacture of narcotic drugs covered by the Single Convention; provide for monitoring, inspection and enforcement powers for authorised inspectors and for the secretary to give directions to licence holders and former licence holders; and enable the secretary to authorise a state or territory government agency to undertake cultivation and production of cannabis and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products; and the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to make a consequential amendment.

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 10/02/16  
Second reading moved 10/02/16  
Second reading debate 23/02/16  
Second reading agreed to 23/02/16  
Third reading agreed to 23/02/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/02/16  
Second reading moved 24/02/16  
Second reading debate 24/02/16  
Second reading agreed to 24/02/16  
Third reading agreed to 24/02/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 24/02/16  
Assent 29/02/16 Act no: 12 - Year: 2016
     

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