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A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to primary industries and energy, to repeal certain Acts, and for related purposes
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Introduced HR 27 Jun 1996

1996

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1996

 

No.      , 1996

 

(Primary Industries and Energy)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to primary industries and energy, to repeal certain Acts, and for related purposes

  

 
9608520—975/21.6.1996—(85/96)    Cat. No. 96 4764 3    ISBN 0644 441461

 


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Closure of accounts and fund.............................................................

4............ Schedule(s).........................................................................................

Schedule 1—Repeal of Acts                                                                                            

Apple and Pear Export Underwriting Act 1981                                           

Beef Industry (Incentive Payments) Act 1977                                               

Coal Production (War-time) Act Repeal Act 1948                                      

Dairy Industry Stabilization Act 1977                                                            

Dairy Industry Stabilization Levy Act 1977                                                  

Drought Assistance (Primary Producers) Act 1982                                     

Fishing Industry Act 1956                                                                                 

Fishing Industry Research Act 1969                                                               

Fishing Industry Research and Development Act 1987                              

International Sugar Agreement Act 1978                                                      

Rural Industries Research Act 1985                                                               

Wheat Tax Act 1957                                                                                           

Wheat Tax Act 1979                                                                                           

Wheat Tax (Permit) Act 1984                                                                           

Wheat Tax (Permit) Collection Act 1984                                                       

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992            

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994           

Schedule 4—Amendment of the Fisheries Management Act 1991         

Schedule 5—Amendment of the Farm Household Support
Act 1992                                                                                               

Schedule 6—Amendment of the Imported Food Control Act 1992         

Schedule 7—Amendment of the Quarantine Act 1908                          


A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to primary industries and energy, to repeal certain Acts, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Schedule 1 commences immediately after the commencement of section 3.

             (3)  Schedule 3 is taken to have commenced on 15 March 1995.

3  Closure of accounts and fund

Fishing Industry Act 1956

             (1)  The Fisheries Development Trust Account established under subsection 4(1) of the Fishing Industry Act 1956 is closed.

Fishing Industry Research Act 1969

             (2)  The Fishing Industry Research Trust Account established under subsection 6(1) of the Fishing Industry Research Act 1969 is closed.

Fishing Industry Research and Development Act 1987

             (3)  The Fishing Industry Research and Development Trust Fund established under subsection 30(1) of the Fishing Industry Research and Development Act 1987 is closed.

4  Schedule(s)

                   Subject to section 2, each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Repeal of Acts

1  Repeal of Acts

The Acts specified in this Schedule are repealed.

Apple and Pear Export Underwriting Act 1981

Beef Industry (Incentive Payments) Act 1977

Coal Production (War-time) Act Repeal Act 1948

Dairy Industry Stabilization Act 1977

Dairy Industry Stabilization Levy Act 1977

Drought Assistance (Primary Producers) Act 1982

Fishing Industry Act 1956

Fishing Industry Research Act 1969

Fishing Industry Research and Development Act 1987

International Sugar Agreement Act 1978

Rural Industries Research Act 1985

Wheat Tax Act 1957

Wheat Tax Act 1979

Wheat Tax (Permit) Act 1984

Wheat Tax (Permit) Collection Act 1984


 

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992

1  Section 9A

Repeal the section, substitute:

9A  NRA to comply with policies of Governments of Commonwealth, States and participating Territories

                   If there is an agreement in force between the Government of the Commonwealth and the Governments of all or any of the States and participating Territories for the purposes of this Act and the Agvet Codes, the NRA must, in the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers, comply with any policies of those Governments determined under the agreement.

2  Paragraph 10(2)(a)

Omit “of the Governments of the Commonwealth, the States and the participating Territories that are determined under an agreement”.

3  Paragraph 58(2)(a)

After “Commonwealth”, insert “under this Act,”.

4  Subsection 69C(1)

After “agreement”, insert “or arrangement”.

5  Paragraph 69C(2)(a)

Omit “the NRA” (first occurring), substitute “a relevant agency”.

6  Subparagraph 69C(2)(a)(i)

After “agreement”, insert “or arrangement”.

7  Subparagraph 69C(2)(a)(iii)

Omit “NRA”, substitute “agency”.

8  Subsection 69C(3)

Omit “The NRA”, substitute “A relevant agency”.

9  Subsection 69C(4)

Omit “The NRA may”, substitute “A relevant agency may”.

10  Subsection 69C(4)

Omit “NRA” (second occurring), substitute “agency”.

11  Paragraph 69C(4)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the terms of the relevant international agreement or arrangement; and

12  Subsection 69C(5)

Omit “for a contravention of this subsection”.

13  At the end of section 69C

Add:

             (6)  In this section:

relevant agency means the Department or NRA.

Note:       The heading to section 69C is altered by omitting “International obligations” and substituting “Reporting”.

14  Subsection 69D(1)

After “foreign country”, insert “and upon payment of the prescribed fee (if any)”.

15  After subsection 69D(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  If the NRA refuses to give a certificate under subsection (1), it must:

                     (a)  give written notice of its refusal to the person who applied for the certificate; and

                     (b)  include in the notice brief particulars of the reasons for the refusal.

          (1B)  Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the NRA refusing to give a certificate under subsection (1).

          (1C)  A notice given under subsection (1A) must include a statement to the effect that:

                     (a)  subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, application may be made by or on behalf of a person whose interests are affected by the decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of the decision to which the notice relates; and

                     (b)  unless subsection 28(4) of that Act applies, application may be made in accordance with section 28 of that Act by or on behalf of a person whose interests are affected by the decision for a statement in writing setting out the findings on material questions of fact, referring to the evidence or other material on which those findings were based and giving the reasons for the decision.

          (1D)  A failure to comply with subsection (1C) in relation to a decision does not affect the validity of the decision.

16  At the end of section 69E

Add:

             (3)  From the returns given to the NRA in relation to a year ending on 30 June, the NRA must prepare a statement or statements setting out the total quantities of each active constituent that were imported into, manufactured in, or exported from, Australia by all persons during the year and give the statement or statements to the Department.


 

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994

1  Paragraph 32(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  requiring the person, within a period stated in the notice that ends not earlier than 28 days after the day on which the notice is given, to give to the NRA:

                              (i)  any information of a kind stated in the notice of which the person is aware and which is relevant to the reconsideration; or

                             (ii)  any information of which the person is aware that is relevant to the reconsideration; and

2  Subsection 59(1)

Omit “under section 33 or”, substitute “under paragraph 32(2)(b) or section 33 or made under section 159”.

3  Subsection 103(1)

After “that batch”, insert “in this jurisdiction”.

4  Section 156

Repeal the section, substitute:

156  The making of single applications or the giving of single notices under the Agvet Codes of all jurisdictions

             (1)  This section facilitates the administration, on a national basis, of the Agvet Codes of all jurisdictions by permitting the making of a single application, or the giving or publication of a single notice, under the Agvet Codes of all jurisdictions.

             (2)  If an application is expressed to be made under the Agvet Codes (rather than under the Agvet Code of a particular jurisdiction), it has effect as an application under the relevant provision of the Agvet Code of this jurisdiction in addition to any effect that it may have under the Agvet Code of any other jurisdiction.

             (3)  If a notice is expressed to be given or published by the NRA under the Agvet Codes (rather than under the Agvet Code of a particular jurisdiction), it has effect as a notice given or published under the relevant provision of the Agvet Code of this jurisdiction in addition to any effect that it may have under the Agvet Code of any other jurisdiction.

5  After paragraph 180(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  any information (other than particulars of trials or laboratory experiments) given to the NRA by the person to whom the notice was given is taken to have been given by the person to the NRA under subsection 32(2) of that Code;

6  Paragraph 180(d)

Omit “or other information”.


 

Schedule 4—Amendment of the Fisheries Management Act 1991

1  After section 167

Insert:

167A  Compensation for acquisition of property

             (1)  If, apart from this section, the operation of this Act would result in the acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms, the Commonwealth is liable to pay reasonable compensation to the person.

             (2)  If the Commonwealth and the person do not agree on the amount of the compensation, the person may apply to the Federal Court to determine a reasonable amount of compensation.

             (3)  The jurisdiction of the Federal Court is exclusive of the jurisdiction of all other courts except that of the High Court.

             (4)  Any damages or compensation recovered, or other remedy given, in a proceeding begun otherwise than under this section must be taken into account in assessing compensation payable in a proceeding begun under this section and arising out of the same event or transaction.

             (5)  In this section:

acquisition of property and just terms have the same meaning as in paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution.


 

Schedule 5—Amendment of the Farm Household Support Act 1992

1  Paragraph 8A(2)(b)

After “issued”, insert “, for a specified period,”.

2  At the end of section 8A

Add:

Period of effect of certificate

             (3)  A certificate only has effect for the period specified in it.

3  Subsection 43(1)

After “farm household support” (first occurring), insert “or drought relief payment”.

4  Subsection 43(1)

After “farm household support” (second occurring), insert “or drought relief payment (as the case requires)”.


 

Schedule 6—Amendment of the Imported Food Control Act 1992

1  Section 3 (definition of authorised officer)

After “an officer of AQIS”, insert “or other person”.

2  Section 3 (definition of authorised officer)

Omit “this”, substitute “the first mentioned”.

3  Section 40

After “an officer of AQIS”, insert “or other person”.


Schedule 7—Amendment of the Quarantine Act 1908

1  After paragraph 87(1)(s)

Insert:

                    (sa)  enabling a person who is alleged to have contravened a provision of this Act or of the regulations to pay to the Commonwealth, as an alternative to prosecution, a penalty of not more than 10 penalty units;