Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2002

Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2002

On 5 February 2003, the Senate referred the above bill to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by the 20 March 2003. (This date has now been extended to the 14 May 2003)

The main purpose of the Bill is to enable revenue to be raised for the continuing operation of the single desk exporter of the Australian wheat crop, the Wheat Export Authority (WEA). The revenue will be raised by way of a charge levied on all exports of wheat, commencing during the first half of 2003.

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

Public Hearings


The closing date for the lodgement of submissions is Friday, 28 February 2003.

Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege.

Report - Tabled 18 June 2003

For further information

The Secretariat
Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
Room SG.62, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 3560

Telephone: (02) 6277 3511
Fax: (02) 6277 5811