Trade Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Trade and Investment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 to: remove communications as an eligible expenditure category; place a limit of $15 000 on the free sample expenditure category; describe the promotional literature or other advertising expenditure category as including literature or material in electronic or any other form; remove reimbursement of in country travel (other than air fares) and increase the daily allowance for overseas visits; add to the list of excluded expenses those relating to activities or products that the chief executive officer of Austrade considers may have had a detrimental impact on Australia’s trade reputation; permit Austrade to direct funds from other sources towards export market development grants (EMDG) administration costs; provide that the first independent review of the EMDG scheme must be completed by no later than 31 December 2021 and enable the minister to determine a date for later reviews; and enable the EMDG scheme to continue without a specified termination date; and the Australian Trade Commission Act 1985 to: change the name of the Australian Trade Commission to the Australian Trade and Investment Commission; and amend the short title of the Act to the Australian Trade and Investment Commission Act 1985. Also makes consequential amendments to 10 Acts.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Feb 2016
Second reading moved 10 Feb 2016
Second reading debate 29 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 29 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 29 Feb 2016
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01 Mar 2016
Second reading moved 01 Mar 2016
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2016
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2016
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2016
Finally passed both Houses 18 Mar 2016
Assent
  • Act no: 31
  • Year: 2016
23 Mar 2016

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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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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