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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to agricultural and veterinary chemicals, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

4............ Review of operation of amendments................................................... 2

5............ Review of prescribed matters.............................................................. 3

6............ Regulations for section 5..................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Approvals, registrations, permits and licences                         4

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                       4

Schedule 2—Re-approvals and re-registrations                                                 90

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                     90

Schedule 3—Enforcement                                                                                             105

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994                 105

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992              108

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                   164

Schedule 4—Data protection                                                                                        266

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                   266

Schedule 5—Arrangements for collecting levy                                                 282

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994                 282

Schedule 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                            289

Part 1—Miscellaneous amendments                                                                   289

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994                 289

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994                                             290

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992              291

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994                                   293

Part 2—Transitional, application and savings provisions                         296

 



This Bill originated in the House of Representatives; and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the Senate for its concurrence.

B.C. WRIGHT

Clerk of the House of Representatives

House of Representatives

15 May 2013

 

A Bill for an Act to am end laws relating to agricultural and veterinary chemicals, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Act 2013 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 6

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Review of operation of amendments

             (1)  The Minister must cause a review to be conducted of:

                     (a)  the operation of the amendments made by this Act; and

                     (b)  any other related matter that the Minister specifies.

             (2)  At least one of the persons conducting the review must be a person who is not otherwise appointed, employed or engaged by the Commonwealth.

             (3)  The review must include a request for, and consideration of, submissions from members of the public.

             (4)  The Minister must cause a written report of the review to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after 1 July 2019.

5   Review of prescribed matters

             (1)  The Minister must cause a review to be conducted of matters relating to the powers and functions of the APVMA that are prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  The person conducting the review must give the Minister a report of the review in accordance with the regulations.

             (3)  This section, and any regulations made for the purposes of this section, cease to have effect 5 years after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

6   Regulations for section 5

             (1)  The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by section 5 to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to section 5.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), regulations may deal with any or all of the following:

                     (a)  the terms of reference for the review;

                     (b)  when the review is to be conducted;

                     (c)  how the review is to be conducted;

                     (d)  the publication of the report of the review.

             (3)  This section ceases to have effect 5 years after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.