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Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013

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Amends the Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 in relation to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme to: increase the maximum number of grants to eight; provide that certain applicants claiming grants only receive support for expenses incurred to promote exports to markets other than the USA, Canada and the European Union member states; enable the minister to make a determination to specify a percentage of the scheme’s appropriation to fund administration for a financial year; prevent further approval of joint ventures after 30 June 2013; remove event promoters from the scheme; prevent the payment of grants to applicants engaging an EMDG consultant assessed to not be a fit and proper person; provide that if an amount grant is determined before 1 July following the ‘balance distribution date’, the grant becomes payable; and require applicants to acquit claims by paying for claimed expenses.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2013
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2013
Second reading debate 12 Mar 2013
Second reading debate 14 Mar 2013
Second reading agreed to 14 Mar 2013
Third reading agreed to 14 Mar 2013
Introduced and read a first time 18 Mar 2013
Second reading moved 18 Mar 2013
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12 Nov 2013

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Proposed amendments

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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.
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