Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Part of a package of three bills in relation to rural research and development, the bill amends: the
Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989
  to: require research and development corporations (RDCs) to enter into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth before the end of the 2014-15 financial year; enable individual fisheries industry levies to be collected and matched subject to a relevant industry cap; amend the process for selecting board members for statutory RDCs; include marketing activities in the role of RDCs; and amend the long and short titles of the Act; the
Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997
,
Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000
,
Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989
  and
Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
  to standardise ministerial delegation rules for industry-owned RDCs; the
Dairy Produce Act 1986
  and
Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
  to enable the minister to give written directions to the industry and research bodies in certain circumstances; the
Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000
  to: enable the research body to use certain funds for marketing activities; and provide that the timing of the wool levy poll is prescribed in regulations; seven Acts to enable the Commonwealth to match voluntary contributions made to RDCs by businesses for research and development; eight Acts to make technical amendments; and the
Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980
  and renamed
Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013
  to make contingent amendments in relation to the proposed Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
20 Nov 2013Introduced and read a first time
20 Nov 2013Second reading moved
04 Dec 2013Second reading debate
04 Dec 2013Referred to Federation Chamber
04 Dec 2013Second reading debate
05 Dec 2013Second reading debate
05 Dec 2013Second reading agreed to
05 Dec 2013Reported from Federation Chamber
05 Dec 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
05 Dec 2013Introduced and read a first time
05 Dec 2013Second reading moved
12 Dec 2013Second reading debate
12 Dec 2013Second reading agreed to
12 Dec 2013Third reading agreed to


12 Dec 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
13 Dec 2013Assent

Act no.: 146

Year: 2013

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  • 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.
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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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