Quarantine Charges (Collection) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Part of a package of four bills in relation to the recovery of costs for biosecurity and quarantine services, the bill: provides for regulations to be made to deal with when quarantine charges are due and payable, and the liability of agents; provides that the Commonwealth may be notionally liable to pay quarantine charges and late payment fees; applies late payment fees and other penalties if quarantine charges are unpaid; provides that charges can be created over goods or vessels subject to quarantine; enables quarantine officers to withhold goods and vessels for sale when charges and fees are owing; enables abandoned goods and vessels to be sold, destroyed or otherwise disposed of; and provides for miscellaneous matters.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 06 Mar 2014
Second reading moved 06 Mar 2014
Referred to Federation Chamber 18 Mar 2014
Second reading debate 19 Mar 2014
Second reading agreed to 19 Mar 2014
Reported from Federation Chamber 19 Mar 2014
Third reading agreed to 19 Mar 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20 Mar 2014
Second reading moved 20 Mar 2014
Second reading debate 20 Mar 2014
Second reading agreed to 20 Mar 2014
Third reading agreed to 20 Mar 2014
Finally passed both Houses 20 Mar 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 15
  • Year: 2014
31 Mar 2014

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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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