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Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia Funding Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Originating house
House of Representatives
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


Amends the: Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996 to: facilitate the funding of emergency responses under emergency biosecurity response deeds other than the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement, including the proposed Emergency Response Deed for Aquatic Animal Diseases; provide for the Governor-General to make regulations prescribing certain matters; and remove redundant provisions that relate to honey, as honey-related levies are no longer paid to Animal Health Australia; Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002 to: broaden the scope of permissible uses for Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levies to include the promotion or maintenance of the health of an EPPR plant; provide for the secretary to determine by notifiable instrument a body that is a relevant plant industry member; and remove redundant provisions that provide for the redirection of excess levies to research and development purposes; and Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000 and Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/09/22  
Second reading moved 28/09/22  
Second reading debate 29/11/22  
Second reading agreed to 29/11/22  
Third reading agreed to 29/11/22  
Introduced and read a first time 30/11/22  
Second reading moved 30/11/22  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/22  
Third reading agreed to 01/12/22  
Finally passed both Houses 01/12/22  
Assent 13/12/22 Act no: 90 - Year: 2022

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  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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