Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
The bill: prohibits the importation and sale of all timber products containing illegally logged timber; prohibits the processing of illegally harvested domestically grown raw logs; requires importers of regulated timber products and processors of raw logs to comply with due diligence requirements; requires the accurate description of legally logged timber products for sale in Australia; establishes enforcement powers and offences, and imposes penalties; and provides for a review of the first five years of the operation of the Act. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
23 Nov 2011Introduced and read a first time
23 Nov 2011Second reading moved
15 Aug 2012Second reading debate
16 Aug 2012Second reading debate
16 Aug 2012Second reading agreed to
16 Aug 2012Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 9 Government agreed to
20 Aug 2012Consideration in detail debate
20 Aug 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
22 Aug 2012Introduced and read a first time
22 Aug 2012Second reading moved
19 Nov 2012Second reading debate
19 Nov 2012Second reading agreed to
19 Nov 2012Committee of the Whole debate
19 Nov 2012Third reading agreed to


19 Nov 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 Nov 2012Assent

Act no.: 166

Year: 2012

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Committee Information

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Bills Digest

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Notes

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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