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Second Reading Speeches

Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Mutual Recognition Act 1992
to: introduce a uniform scheme of automatic mutual recognition (AMR) by enabling an individual who is registered for an occupation in their home state to carry on those activities in other states and territories; enable a state minister to exempt a registration in their state from being subject to AMR for a renewable period of up to five years because of a significant risk to consumer protection, the environment, animal welfare or the health or safety of workers or the public; and enable a state minister to exempt a registration in their state for a temporary period of six months after commencement of the Act, with an option to extend for a further period to 30 June 2022 if needed.