Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
  to: require the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to implement the Agvet Code having regard to certain principles; provide for the APVMA to develop, publish and have regard to guidelines (the risk compendium) when exercising powers and performing functions under the code; implement a mandatory scheme for the re-approval of active constituents and re-registration of chemical products to periodically review active constituents and products; enable consistent data protection; and remove disincentives for industry to generate and provide data;
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994
,
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
  and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
  to: provide the APVMA with a graduated range of compliance and enforcement powers; and provide for a power to apply statutory conditions to registration and approvals;
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994
  to enable any Commonwealth agency to collect the levy on product sales on behalf of the APVMA;
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
  to require a review at least every 10 years of all Commonwealth agricultural and veterinary chemicals legislation;
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994
  and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
  to provide that legislative instruments remain subject to disallowance with two exceptions; and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994
,
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
  and
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
  to remove redundant provisions and amend out of date provisions. Also provides for: a review to be conducted on the operation of the amendments made by this proposed Act after a five-year period; and a review on matters which relate to the functions and powers of the APVMA that are prescribed by regulation. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
28 Nov 2012Introduced and read a first time
28 Nov 2012Second reading moved
18 Mar 2013Second reading debate
15 May 2013Second reading debate
15 May 2013Second reading agreed to
15 May 2013Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 42 Government agreed to
15 May 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
16 May 2013Introduced and read a first time
16 May 2013Second reading moved
28 Jun 2013Second reading debate
28 Jun 2013Second reading agreed to
28 Jun 2013Third reading agreed to


28 Jun 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
29 Jun 2013Assent

Act no.: 125

Year: 2013

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