Biosecurity Bill 2014 [Provisions]

17 March 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-171-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 467KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 24KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 28KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 124KB)
Referral of inquiry
Overview of provisions - Biosecurity Bill 2014
Overview of provisions: Biosecurity (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014
Overview of provisions: Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2014, Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2014 and the Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2014
Consideration by Parliamentary legislative scrutiny committees
Conduct of inquiry
Note on references
Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 207KB)
General support for the bill
Differences between the 2012 bills and the 2014 legislative package
Concerns with provisions of the bill
Concerns with the implementation of a new regulatory system
Consultation process conducted by the Department of Agriculture
Labor Senators' Dissenting Report - Biosecurity Bill 2014 (PDF 16KB)
Australian Greens' Additional Comments (PDF 60KB)
Building on the 2012 Bill
Beale review
Independence of the Inspector-General of Biosecurity
The Precautionary Principle
Biosecurity Zones
Regional variations
Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 15KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511