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Second Reading Speeches

Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture and Water Resources
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the

Biosecurity Act 2015
to: introduce new information-gathering arrangements in relation to monitoring, controlling and responding to biosecurity risks within Australia; clarify the definitions of ‘commercial-in-confidence information’ and ‘human remains’; clarify that protected information may be disclosed by Australia’s National Focal Point to other member states of the World Health Organization under the International Health Regulations (2005); and make technical amendments. Also repeals the
Quarantine (Validation of Fees) Act 1985
.