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Second Reading Speeches

Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2012

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  • Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011
Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43

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Summary

The bill: prohibits the importation and sale of all timber products containing illegally logged timber; prohibits the processing of illegally harvested domestically grown raw logs; requires importers of regulated timber products and processors of raw logs to comply with due diligence requirements; requires the accurate description of legally logged timber products for sale in Australia; establishes enforcement powers and offences, and imposes penalties; and provides for a review of the first five years of the operation of the Act.