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Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018


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

Summary

Amends the Biosecurity Act 2015 to: introduce new information-gathering arrangements in relation to monitoring, controlling and responding to biosecurity risks within Australia; clarify the definitions of ‘commercial-in-confidence information’ and ‘human remains’; clarify that protected information may be disclosed by Australia’s National Focal Point to other member states of the World Health Organization under the International Health Regulations (2005); and make technical amendments. Also repeals the Quarantine (Validation of Fees) Act 1985.

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 28/03/18  
Second reading moved 28/03/18  
Second reading debate 27/06/18  
Second reading agreed to 27/06/18  
Third reading agreed to 27/06/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27/06/18  
Second reading moved 27/06/18  
Second reading debate 23/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 23/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 23/08/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 23/08/18  
Assent 31/08/18 Act no: 88 - 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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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)