Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2004

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2004

On 4 August 2004, the Senate referred the provisions of the above bill to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 September 2004. 

The bill proposes amendments to the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997. The Amendments implement a recommendation of the Keniry Report into export of live animals. It provides that the Minister may determine more than one red meat industry organisation to be a marketing body and a research body. These bodies will receive funding from compulsory charges applied to the export industry.

Also provided for your information are links to the following documents:-

Public Hearings

Submissions

The Committee invites submissions on either of these inquiries. The Committee is required to report by 2 September and would like to receive submissions prior to 18 August 2004.

All communications with the Committee and its Secretariat are protected by parliamentary privilege.  It is expected that submissions will be published unless clearly marked as confidential.  Persons making submissions must not disclose them without the prior approval of the Committee.  Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege but  unauthorised release of submissions is not.  

The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic form.  E-mailed submissions must include the author's full name, phone number and postal address.

Report- Tabled 2 September 2004

For further information

The Secretariat
Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
Room SG.62,
Parliament House
CANBERRA  ACT  2600

Telephone:  (02) 6277 3511
Fax:  (02) 6277 5811
Email:  rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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