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Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Part of a package of three bills to establish a horse disease response levy, the bill imposes a levy on the first registration of horses, to enable the horse industry to repay amounts paid by the Commonwealth on behalf of the horse industry in the event of an outbreak of an emergency horse disease.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Feb 2008
Second reading moved 21 Feb 2008
Second reading debate 01 Sep 2008
Second reading debate 02 Sep 2008
Second reading agreed to 03 Sep 2008
Third reading agreed to 03 Sep 2008
Introduced and read a first time 03 Sep 2008
Second reading moved 03 Sep 2008
Second reading debate 04 Feb 2009
Second reading agreed to 04 Feb 2009
Committee of the Whole debate 04 Feb 2009
Third reading negatived 04 Feb 2009

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest


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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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