Biosecurity Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Part of a package of five bills to provide for a regulatory framework (which reflects and replaces the Quarantine Act 1908) to: manage biosecurity risks, the risk of contagion of a listed human disease, the risk of listed human diseases entering Australian territory, risks related to ballast water, biosecurity emergencies and human biosecurity emergencies; and give effect to Australia’s international rights and obligations, including the International Health Regulations 2005, the World Health Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, and the Convention on Biological Diversity 1992.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Nov 2014
Second reading moved 27 Nov 2014
Second reading debate 09 Feb 2015
Second reading agreed to 09 Feb 2015
Third reading agreed to 09 Feb 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10 Feb 2015
Second reading moved 10 Feb 2015
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 11 May 2015
Second reading agreed to 12 May 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
12 May 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 13 May 2015
Third reading agreed to 13 May 2015
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
14 May 2015
Finally passed both Houses 14 May 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 61
  • Year: 2015
16 Jun 2015

Documents and transcripts

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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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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