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Second Reading Speeches

Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Implements the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s report into wheat export marketing arrangements by amending the

Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008
to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by: abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and the wheat export charge on 10 December 2012; winding up Wheat Export Australia on 31 December 2012; and removing the access test requirements for grain port terminal operators on 30 September 2014. Also makes consequential amendments to the
Criminal Code Act 1995
and repeals the
Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008
on 1 October 2014.