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Narcotic Drugs Legislation Amendment Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Introduced with the Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Bill 2016, the bill amends the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to: protect sensitive law enforcement information that may be disclosed by law enforcement agencies for the purposes of regulatory action relating to medicinal cannabis licences, cannabis research licences and manufacture licences; introduce an offence for the unauthorised disclosure of sensitive law enforcement information in certain circumstances; clarify that cannabis research licence holders can supply seeds to licensed cultivators; enable the minister to make standards and guidelines; enable the making of regulations to specify periods within which the secretary must notify licence holders of certain matters; provide for the timing of payments of fees and charges; and enable the pro-rating refund, waiving, reduction or remission of fees; and the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to enable regulations to be made prescribing the circumstances in which the use of medicinal cannabis products can be authorised.

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 14/09/16  
Second reading moved 14/09/16  
Second reading debate 07/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 07/11/16  
Third reading agreed to 07/11/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08/11/16  
Second reading moved 08/11/16  
Second reading debate 10/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 10/11/16  
Third reading agreed to 10/11/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 10/11/16  
Assent 23/11/16 Act no: 76 - Year: 2016
     

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
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)