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Biosecurity Amendment (Traveller Declarations and Other Measures) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Summary

Amends the Biosecurity Act 2015 to: enable regulations to prescribe different penalty amounts for infringement notices issued for different kinds of alleged contraventions; clarify that the regulations may prescribe different periods of time to pay an infringement notice depending on the kind of goods or class of goods to which an alleged contravention relates; enable the Director of Biosecurity to determine goods or classes of goods that can attract a higher infringement notice amount and provide that the determination is not disallowable; and enable the regulations to incorporate references to the determination as in force from time to time.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/20  
Second reading moved 17/06/20  
Second reading debate 07/10/20  
Second reading agreed to 07/10/20  
Third reading agreed to 07/10/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/10/20  
Second reading moved 07/10/20  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8992]
RICE, Sen Janet

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes