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

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
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.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Mar 2024
Second reading moved 27 Mar 2024
Second reading debate 15 May 2024
Referred to Federation Chamber 15 May 2024
Second reading debate 16 May 2024
Second reading debate 28 May 2024
Reported from Federation Chamber 29 May 2024
Second reading agreed to 29 May 2024
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Crossbench agreed to
29 May 2024
Third reading agreed to 29 May 2024
Introduced and read a first time 26 Jun 2024
Second reading moved 26 Jun 2024

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest


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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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