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A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997, and for related purposes
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Registered 28 Nov 2016
Introduced HR 28 Nov 2016
Table of contents.

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry (Amendment) (Tagging Live‑stock) Bill 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

(Mr Wilkie)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry Act 1997, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry Act 1997                                              3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry Act 1997, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry (Amendment) (Tagging Live‑stock) Act 2016.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

1 January 2018.

1 January 2018

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation 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 1Amendments

Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry Act 1997

1  After section 16

Insert:

16A  Licence subject to condition that live‑stock be tagged

                   An export licence is subject to a condition that:

                     (a)  all live‑stock exported be fitted with an electronic identification tag of a kind approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  data from the tag be collected and recorded, each time that one of the following occurs:

                              (i)  the live‑stock enters a vessel or vehicle in the course of, or for the purposes of, exporting the live‑stock;

                             (ii)  the live‑stock enters a vessel or vehicle for the purposes of slaughter, or transfer to a place where the livestock will be slaughtered;

                            (iii)  the live‑stock exits a vessel or vehicle entered as mentioned in subparagraph (i) or (ii);

                            (iv)  the live‑stock enters premises for the purposes of being fed in the course of, or for the purposes of, exporting the live‑stock;

                             (v)  the live‑stock exits premises where the live‑stock has been fed in the course of, or for the purposes of, exporting the live‑stock;

                            (vi)  the live‑stock enters premises used for the purposes of slaughter;

                           (vii)  the live‑stock exits premises used for the purposes of slaughter; and

                     (c)  data collected using the tag is made available to the Secretary upon request.

2  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply to export licences, whether issued before, on or after the day on which this Schedule commences.