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Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Biosecurity) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
Senate
Status
Assent
Parliament no
47

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Summary

Amends the Biosecurity Act 2015 to: enable the minister to determine certain biosecurity measures and requirements for individuals or classes of individuals who are entering Australian territory for the purposes of preventing a disease or pest that is considered to pose an unacceptable biosecurity threat, and establish civil penalty provisions for noncompliance; expand pre-arrival reporting requirements for aircraft and vessels; strengthen penalties for non-compliance with negative pratique requirements; provide for the use and disclosure of certain information, including protected information; increase civil and criminal penalties for contraventions of certain requirements in relation to goods and conveyances; amend the process for making certain determinations specifying prohibited, conditionally non-prohibited and suspended goods or granting permits based on risk assessments; provide legislative authority for expenditure for biosecurity-related programs and activities and provide for additional annual reporting; and amend provisions relating to approved arrangements, administration, auditing and consideration of compensation claims.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28 Sep 2022
Second reading moved 28 Sep 2022
Second reading debate 25 Nov 2022
Second reading agreed to 25 Nov 2022
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
25 Nov 2022
Third reading agreed to 25 Nov 2022
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2022
Second reading moved 29 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2022
Second reading agreed to 29 Nov 2022
Third reading agreed to 29 Nov 2022
Finally passed both Houses 29 Nov 2022
Assent
  • Act no: 76
  • Year: 2022
05 Dec 2022

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

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.
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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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