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2013-2014-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

BIOSECURITY BILL 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDENDUM TO THE

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Agriculture,

the Honourable Barnaby Joyce MP)

 



 

BIOSECURITY BILL 2014

 

 

 

This addendum sets out additional information which will be added to the Revised Explanatory Memorandum, to address recommendations made by the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills in the Fourth Report of 2015

 

Clause 530

At the end of the last paragraph, include the following text:

Detailed information about how the department will apply the fit and proper person test will be contained in administrative guidelines. This will ensure that a consistent approach is taken when applying the test and that the test achieves the desired outcome. Appropriate administrative guidance will be published on the department’s website to provide further public detail about the application of this test.

 

 

Clause 541

At the end of the fourth paragraph, include the following text:

An example of an incidental or conducive action may include the production of administrative guidelines, including instructional material to detail how specific powers are to be exercised and what processes are to be followed in performing specific functions, in a manner that is consistent with the legislation. While administrative guidelines are not legal instruments, they are incidental to the exercise of power and provide the practical instructions required for officers to perform functions or exercise powers in a consistent and best practice manner.