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Thursday, 24 June 2004
Page: 31576

Bill returned from the Senate with an amendment.

Ordered that the amendment be considered forthwith.

Senate's amendment—

(1) Page 17 (after line 3), at the end of the Schedule, add:

Part 4—Report to Parliament on live-stock mortality

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997

25 At the end of Part 2

Add:

Division 5—Report to Parliament

57AA Report to Parliament

(1) Within one month after the end of each reporting period (see subsection (5)), the Secretary must give the Minister a report in accordance with subsection (2).

(2) The report must contain the information set out in subsection (3) that has been provided to the Secretary during the reporting period in relation to the carriage of live-stock on any voyage to a port outside Australia (whether or not during the reporting period).

(3) The information is to be based on reporting by the master of the ship under the Marine Orders (see subsection (5)) and is to set out the following:

(a) the name of the exporter;

(b) the month and year in which the completion of the loading of the live-stock occurred;

(c) the port or ports at which the loading took place;

(d) the port or ports at which the live-stock were discharged;

(e) the month and year in which the completion of the discharge of the live-stock occurred at each port;

(f) duration of the voyage;

(g) the type or types of live-stock;

(h) the number of each type of live-stock loaded;

(i) the total mortality for each type of live-stock;

(j) the percentage mortality for each type of live-stock;

(k) any action taken by the Secretary in relation to the exporter as a result of the reporting by the master of the ship.

(4) The Minister must arrange for a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of the House after the report is given to the Minister.

(5) In this section:

Marine Orders means orders under subsection 425(1AA) of the Navigation Act 1912.

reporting period means:

(a) the period of 6 months starting on 1 July or 1 January (whichever occurs first) after the commencement of this section; and

(b) each subsequent period of 6 months.