Second Reading Speeches

Illegal Logging Prohibition Amendment (Strengthening Measures to Prevent Illegal Timber Trade) Bill 2024

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps
Parliament no

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Amends the

Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012
to: enable testing of timber products at the border and beyond to ensure non-compliant illegally logged timber is not imported; introduce a requirement for importers and processors to give notice before importing or processing regulated timber products; add strict liability offences, injunctions and enforceable undertakings to enforcement powers; enable audits to be carried out to determine compliance with the due diligence requirements; and extend the time frame for issuing infringement notices to 24 months and enable the department to publish details of contraventions on their website.

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