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A Bill for an Act to provide for accurate identification of palm oil in goods, and for related purposes
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Registered 22 Jun 2017
Introduced Senate 21 Jun 2017
Table of contents.

2016‑2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Senator Xenophon)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for accurate identification of palm oil in goods, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

4............ Purpose of Act.................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                     3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to provide for accurate identification of palm oil in goods, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Act 2017.

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.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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.

4  Purpose of Act

                   The purpose of this Act is to ensure that consumers have clear, accurate information about the inclusion of palm oil in goods.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

1  After section 134 of Schedule 2

Insert:

134A  Information standard in relation to goods containing palm oil

             (1)  The Commonwealth Minister must, within 12 months after the commencement of this section, make an information standard under subsection 134(1) for goods containing palm oil.

             (2)  The Commonwealth Minister must ensure that an information standard for goods containing palm oil is in force at all times after the first one comes into force.

             (3)  The information standard must:

                     (a)  apply in relation to goods manufactured on or after a date no later than 12 months after the commencement of this section; and

                     (b)  apply in relation to goods supplied by way of retail sale; and

                     (c)  require the provision of the information that the goods contain palm oil, regardless of the amount of palm oil used in the goods; and

                     (d)  provide for the information to be provided on a label that:

                              (i)  is on the goods; or

                             (ii)  is on the package of the goods; or

                            (iii)  accompanies the goods; or

                            (iv)  is displayed in connection with the sale of the goods.