Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2004

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Quarantine Act 1908
  to: extend the application of the Act to Christmas Island; improve arrangements for the payment of fees; broaden the range of persons who may be appointed as quarantine officers; and make clarifying amendments;
Imported Food Control Act 1992
  to: insert an objective into the Act; provide for the use of agreements; and allow for the importation of food that does not meet applicable labelling standards, but create an offence if that food is sold by the importer without corrected labelling; and
Pig Industry Act 2001
Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
  to allow Australian Pork Limited and Australian Wool Innovation Limited to carry forward research and development expenditure eligible for Commonwealth matching contributions from one financial year to the next. 

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House of Representatives
29 May 2002Introduced and read a first time
29 May 2002Second reading moved
02 Dec 2003Second reading agreed to
02 Dec 2003Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
02 Dec 2003Third reading agreed to
10 Feb 2004Introduced and read a first time
10 Feb 2004Second reading moved
11 Feb 2004Second reading agreed to
11 Feb 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
01 Mar 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 12 Opposition agreed to
01 Mar 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
02 Mar 2004Message from Senate reported
30 Mar 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments and made amendments in place thereof
31 Mar 2004Message from House of Reps reported
01 Apr 2004Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments, and agreed to the replacement amendments made by the House with 3 Opposition amendments
House of Representatives
01 Apr 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments to its amendments

27 Apr 2004Assent

Act no.: 54

Year: 2004

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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