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Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Page: 6077

Senator COLBECK (TasmaniaAssistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources) (17:41): The government does not agree to Senator Leyonhjelm's proposals to amend the bill to remove strict liability provisions and reduce the maximum penalties available to the courts for civil penalties. Such changes would limit the introduction of a graduated enforcement scheme that is intended to increase the accountability of food importers for the safety of imported foods.

The TEMPORARY CHAIR ( Senator Gallacher ): The question is that subsections 8(2), 8(4), 8A(2), 9(2), 9(4) and 9(7) of the schedule stand as printed.

Question agreed to.

The TEMPORARY CHAIR: The question now is that amendments (4), (7) and (9) to (17) be agreed to.

Question negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Bill reported without amendments; report adopted.