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2010 - 2011 - 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEAT EXPORT MARKETING AMENDMENT BILL 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM BR322

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendments and New Clauses to be Moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry,

Senator the Hon. Joseph Ludwig)

 

AMENDMENTS TO WHEAT EXPORT MARKETING AMENDMENT BILL 2012

 

OUTLINE

 

The proposed government amendments to the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 (the Bill) will enable the abolition of the Wheat Export Charge and the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme on 10 December 2012. The proposed amendments are necessary as passage of the Bill was not possible to allow for these provisions to commence on 1 October 2012. The amendments will also remove provisions relating to transitional reporting requirements, which are no longer required.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

There are expected to be no significant resource implications from these amendments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

AMENDMENTS TO WHEAT EXPORT MARKETING AMENDMENT BILL 2012

 

NOTES ON AMENDMENTS

 

Amendment 1

This amendment will change the commencement date for Schedule 1 of the Bill to 10 December 2012. The means that the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) and the Wheat Export Charge will be abolished on that date.

Amendment 2

This amendment will remove the transitional requirement for accredited exporters to provide export and compliance reports within 30 days of the end of the marketing year beginning October 2011. It also removes the requirement for post-cancellation reports to be supplied within 30 days of accreditation being cancelled on or after 1 September 2012. The period to which the existing provisions apply has passed and it is not considered necessary to require export and compliance reports for the period from 1 October 2012 to 10 December 2012. There have also been no cancellations of accreditation.

Amendments 3 through to 6 and Amendment 8

This amendment will omit references to pecuniary penalties relating to contraventions associated with export reports, compliance reports and post-cancellation reports under sections 13 and 14. As these sections will be removed under Amendment 2, these references are no longer necessary.

Amendment 7

This amendment will omit references to the repeal of Division 5 of Part 2 which relates to transitional reports. This item is no longer required given Amendment 2.