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Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the accurate labelling of palm oil in food, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

4............ Purpose of Act.................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991        3

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010   5

 



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

                                      Rosemary Laing

                                      Clerk of the Senate

The Senate

23 June 2011

A Bill for an Act to provide for the accurate labelling of palm oil in food, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Act 2011 .

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 on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or 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   Purpose of Act

                   The purpose of this Act is to ensure that consumers have clear, accurate information about the inclusion of palm oil in goods.