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Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Gene Technology Act 2000 to: discontinue quarterly reporting to the minister; clarify which dealings may be authorised by inadvertent dealings licences; update advertising requirements for public consultations; remove the requirement that the Gene Technology Regulator maintain a record of genetically modified product approvals made by other agencies; amend licence variation requirements; and make technical amendments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/15  
Second reading moved 18/06/15  
Second reading debate 19/08/15  
Second reading agreed to 19/08/15  
Third reading agreed to 19/08/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/08/15  
Second reading moved 20/08/15  
Second reading debate 20/08/15  
Second reading agreed to 20/08/15  
Third reading agreed to 20/08/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 20/08/15  
Assent 10/09/15 Act no.: 121 - Year: 2015
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2015): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (18/08/2015)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)