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Imported Food Control Amendment Bill 2017


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

Summary

Amends the Imported Food Control Act 1992 to: require a food safety management certificate from importers of certain foods where at-border testing alone is insufficient to provide assurance of food safety; enable food to be held at the border where there is uncertainty about the safety of a particular food and where the scientific approach to verify its safety is not established; provide additional powers to monitor and manage new and emerging risks; recognise a foreign country’s food safety regulatory system where it is equivalent to Australia’s food safety system; establish differentiated enforcement provisions to enable a graduated approach to non-compliance; require importers of food to keep records to enable traceability of food; 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 01/06/17  
Second reading moved 01/06/17  
Second reading debate 07/02/18  
Referred to Federation Chamber 07/02/18  
Second reading debate 07/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 07/02/18  
Reported from Federation Chamber 07/02/18  
Third reading agreed to 07/02/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08/02/18  
Second reading moved 08/02/18  
Second reading debate 10/09/18  
Second reading debate 11/09/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 11/09/18  
Third reading agreed to 11/09/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 11/09/18  
Assent 21/09/18 Act no: 108 - Year: 2018
     

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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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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  • Further replacement explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8193 revised]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes