Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020

Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends the Export Control Act 2020 to: clarify the circumstances where a fit and proper person test is required for an application to vary a registration of an establishment, or to approve an alteration of an establishment; enable the rules to prescribe circumstances where the secretary may approve or refuse to approve a notice of intention to export prescribed goods; provide the secretary with the power to prescribe requirements in the rules for determining whether to issue or to refuse to issue an export permit; enable the rules to modify how certain provisions in the Act and the Administrative Appeals Tribunals Act 1975 apply to reviewable decisions for tariff rate quotas; and enable the rules to apply matters contained in any instrument of a foreign country that sets out, or provides a method for calculating, the tariff rate quota for the importation of a kind of goods into that country.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11 Nov 2020
Second reading moved 11 Nov 2020
Second reading debate 02 Feb 2021
Second reading agreed to 02 Feb 2021
Third reading agreed to 02 Feb 2021
Introduced and read a first time 03 Feb 2021
Second reading moved 03 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 15 Feb 2021
Second reading agreed to 15 Feb 2021
Committee of the Whole debate 15 Feb 2021
Third reading agreed to 15 Feb 2021
Finally passed both Houses 15 Feb 2021
  • Act no: 11
  • Year: 2021
01 Mar 2021

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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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