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  • Date
    29 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services Bill 2007, the bill: provides for the termination of the Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation (FWPRDC) and the transfer of its operations to the new industry services company. Also makes consequential amendments to four other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    19 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign States Immunities Act 1985
    to enable a foreign State and its emergency management personnel to be immune in tort proceedings for acts or omissions that occur in the course of the foreign State providing emergency management assistance to Australia. Also contains a regulation making power. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    03 Dec 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Attorney-General 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Evidence Act 1994
    to: streamline the process for adducing foreign material that appears to consist of a business record; and make amendments in relation to: testimony obtained from foreign countries; non-conviction based proceeds of crime matters; court discretion when using foreign evidence; and the Attorney-General’s certification of foreign material. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Dec 2000 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975
    to require foreign investors to notify the Treasurer where there is a possibility, either now or in the future, whether an investment arrangement will deliver influence or control over the business or assets of an Australian company. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Implements a reform agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments on 3 July 2008 by amending the:
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to enable the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to vary the Maximum Residue Limit Standard in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code; and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    to make consequential amendments. Also amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to: amend the annual reporting requirements; and correct inconsistencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    13 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Implements a reform agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments on 3 July 2008 by amending the:
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to enable the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to vary the Maximum Residue Limit Standard in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code; and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
    and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    to make consequential amendments. Also amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to: amend the annual reporting requirements; and correct inconsistencies. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Mar 2007 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Health and Ageing 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    and
    Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994
    to: improve the food regulatory processes for Australia and New Zealand; and improve the framework within which the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Authority operates. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    30 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick;BROWN, Sen Bob 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containg palm oil; and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to include the use of palm oil in the characteristics of any goods for the purposes of misleading conduct as to the nature of goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Nov 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    XENOPHON, Sen Nick;BROWN, Sen Bob;JOYCE, Sen Barnaby 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
    to require Food Standards Australia New Zealand to develop and approve labelling standards to be used by food producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containing palm oil. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum