Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends the: Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980 to: reduce the record keeping requirements of persons, or their agents, who supply or receive wine goods that are packaged for sale to a consumer; and provide that a vintage year occurs between 1 September and 31 August; Fisheries Management Act 1991 to: make compliance with a direction to close a fishery a condition on all types of statutory fishing concessions; and make technical amendments; Fisheries Administration Act 1991 to enable co-management arrangements to be implemented; Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 to enable the secretary to remit all or part of a penalty imposed for the late payment of a levy or charge; and Farm Household Support Act 1992 to remove specific references to departments and secretaries. Also: makes technical amendments to the Export Control Act 1982, Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 and Quarantine Act 1908; and repeals the States Grants (War Service Land Settlement) Act 1952.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Mar 2012
Second reading moved 21 Mar 2012
Referred to Federation Chamber 09 May 2012
Second reading debate 10 May 2012
Second reading agreed to 10 May 2012
Reported from Federation Chamber 10 May 2012
Third reading agreed to 10 May 2012
Introduced and read a first time 18 Jun 2012
Second reading moved 18 Jun 2012
Second reading debate 13 Mar 2013
Second reading agreed to 13 Mar 2013
Third reading agreed to 13 Mar 2013
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13 Mar 2013
  • Act no.: 17
  • Year: 2013
27 Mar 2013

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.