Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia Funding Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the: Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Act 1996 to: facilitate the funding of emergency responses under emergency biosecurity response deeds other than the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement, including the proposed Emergency Response Deed for Aquatic Animal Diseases; provide for the Governor-General to make regulations prescribing certain matters; and remove redundant provisions that relate to honey, as honey-related levies are no longer paid to Animal Health Australia; Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Act 2002 to: broaden the scope of permissible uses for Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levies to include the promotion or maintenance of the health of an EPPR plant; provide for the secretary to determine by notifiable instrument a body that is a relevant plant industry member; and remove redundant provisions that provide for the redirection of excess levies to research and development purposes; and Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000 and Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 to make consequential amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Sep 2022
Second reading moved 28 Sep 2022
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2022
Second reading agreed to 29 Nov 2022
Third reading agreed to 29 Nov 2022
Introduced and read a first time 30 Nov 2022
Second reading moved 30 Nov 2022
Second reading agreed to 01 Dec 2022
Third reading agreed to 01 Dec 2022
Finally passed both Houses 01 Dec 2022
  • Act no: 90
  • Year: 2022
13 Dec 2022

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of 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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Schedules of amendments

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