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Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


Amends the: Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980 to: reduce the record keeping requirements of persons, or their agents, who supply or receive wine goods that are packaged for sale to a consumer; and provide that a vintage year occurs between 1 September and 31 August; Fisheries Management Act 1991 to: make compliance with a direction to close a fishery a condition on all types of statutory fishing concessions; and make technical amendments; Fisheries Administration Act 1991 to enable co-management arrangements to be implemented; Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 to enable the secretary to remit all or part of a penalty imposed for the late payment of a levy or charge; and Farm Household Support Act 1992 to remove specific references to departments and secretaries. Also: makes technical amendments to the Export Control Act 1982, Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 and Quarantine Act 1908; and repeals the States Grants (War Service Land Settlement) Act 1952.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/03/12  
Second reading moved 21/03/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 09/05/12  
Second reading debate 10/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 10/05/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 10/05/12  
Third reading agreed to 10/05/12  
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/12  
Second reading moved 18/06/12  
Second reading debate 13/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 13/03/13  
Third reading agreed to 13/03/13  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13/03/13  
Assent 27/03/13 Act no.: 17 - Year: 2013

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (18/06/2012)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)