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Biosecurity Amendment (Ballast Water and Other Measures) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Agriculture and Water Resources

Summary

Amends the Biosecurity Act 2015 to: implement the Ballast Water Convention and regulate the ballast water and sediment of certain vessels in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to manage the risk of invasive marine pests entering Australian waters; alter and standardise the type of legislative instruments that set out matters and exceptions relating to ballast water discharge in Australian seas; broaden the existing power to destroy exotic vectors of human diseases of concern on vessels and aircraft arriving in Australia; and reinstate a previous power from the superseded Quarantine Act 1908 for human health officials to direct a private property to undertake control activities if an exotic vector incursion is detected.

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 15/02/17  
Second reading moved 15/02/17  
Second reading debate 28/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 28/03/17  
Consideration in detail debate 28/03/17 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 28/03/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/03/17  
Second reading moved 29/03/17  
Second reading debate 09/05/17  
Second reading agreed to 09/05/17  
Third reading agreed to 09/05/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 09/05/17  
Assent 17/05/17 Act no: 34 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet GJ124]

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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)