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SLI 2015 No. 152 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 and the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 to support the Government’s National Drug Strategy and Australia’s commitment to the international drug conventions.
Administered by: Immigration and Border Protection
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Regulations 2004 Sch 3 item 16
Registered 04 Sep 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Sep-2015
Tabled Senate08-Sep-2015
Date of repeal 06 Sep 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

Customs Legislation Amendment (Drugs) Regulation 2015

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 152, 2015

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 03 September 2015

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Peter Dutton

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name................................................................................................... 1

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

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2

Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958                                                  2

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956                                                  4

 


1  Name

                   This is the Customs Legislation Amendment (Drugs) Regulation 2015.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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 instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

5 September 2015

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

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

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Customs Act 1901.

4  Schedules

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

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958

1  Subregulation 2(1) (definition of poppy straw)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

poppy straw means any part (other than the seeds) of either of the following:

                     (a)  a plant of the species Papaver somniferum (otherwise known as opium poppy);

                     (b)  a plant of the species Papaver bracteatum.

2  After regulation 14

Insert in its appropriate numerical position:

15  Customs Legislation Amendment (Drugs) Regulation 2015—transitional

             (1)  This regulation applies if, immediately before the day (the commencement day) the Customs Legislation Amendment (Drugs) Regulation 2015 commenced:

                     (a)  an application had been lodged with the Secretary under subregulation 10(3) for a permission to export the Schedule 8 drug known as 4‑hydroxybutanoic acid (otherwise known as Gamma‑hydroxybutyric acid, or GHB); and

                     (b)  a decision about whether to grant the application had not been made.

Note:              Before the commencement day, 4‑hydroxybutanoic acid was listed as item 15A of Part 3 of Schedule 8. One effect of the Customs Legislation Amendment (Drugs) Regulation 2015 was to repeal that item and to insert a new item 13A in Part 2 of that Schedule, which describes the same drug as Gamma‑hydroxybutyric acid (otherwise known as GHB).

             (2)  If the application was not accompanied by an authorisation from the appropriate governmental authority of the country to which the drug is to be exported authorising the importation of the drug into that country, the Secretary or an authorised person may grant the permission only if the applicant lodges such an authorisation with the Secretary within 28 days after the commencement day.

Note:          Such an authorisation is generally required to be lodged together with an application for permission to export a drug listed in Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 8 (see paragraph 10(3)(d)).

             (3)  This regulation is repealed 29 days after the commencement day, but that repeal does not affect the operation of subregulations (1) and (2).

3  Part 1 of Schedule 8 (after table item 3)

Insert:

3A

Acetylmorphine

4  Part 1 of Schedule 8 (after table item 26)

Insert:

26A

Codeine‑N‑oxide

5  Part 1 of Schedule 8 (after table item 27)

Insert:

27A

Concentrate of poppy straw (the material arising when poppy straw has entered into a process for the concentration of its alkaloids)

6  Part 1 of Schedule 8 (after table item 34)

Insert:

34A

Dihydroetorphine

7  Part 1 of Schedule 8 (after table item 61)

Insert:

61A

Meprodine

8  Part 1 of Schedule 8 (table item 74)

Repeal the item, substitute:

74

Morphine

9  Part 1 of Schedule 8 (after table item 88)

Insert:

88A

Oripavine

10  Part 1 of Schedule 8 (after table item 106)

Insert:

106A

Prodine

11  Part 1 of Schedule 8 (table item 115)

Repeal the item, substitute:

115

Thebaine

12  Part 2 of Schedule 8 (before table item 1)

Insert:

1A

Amineptine

13  Part 2 of Schedule 8 (after table item 13)

Insert:

13A

Gamma‑hydroxybutyric acid (otherwise known as GHB)

14  Part 2 of Schedule 8 (after table item 28)

Insert:

28A

Parahexyl (otherwise known as 3‑hexyl‑7,8,9,10‑tetrahydro‑6,6,9‑trimethyl‑6H‑dibenzo(b,d)pyran‑1‑ol)

15  Part 3 of Schedule 8 (before table item 1)

Insert:

1A

Alpha‑phenylacetoacetonitrile (otherwise known as APAAN)

16  Part 3 of Schedule 8 (table item 15A)

Repeal the item, substitute:

15A

Ketamine

17  Part 3 of Schedule 8 (table item 23)

Repeal the item, substitute:

23

Pipradrol

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956

18  Subregulation 2(1) (definition of poppy straw)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

poppy straw means any part (other than the seeds) of either of the following:

                     (a)  a plant of the species Papaver somniferum (otherwise known as opium poppy);

                     (b)  a plant of the species Papaver bracteatum.

19  Schedule 4 (after table item 11)

Insert:

11A

Alpha‑phenylacetoacetonitrile (otherwise known as APAAN)

20  Schedule 4 (table item 16)

Omit “levoamphetamine”, substitute “levamfetamine”.

21  Schedule 4 (after table item 49E)

Insert:

49F

Concentrate of poppy straw (the material arising when poppy straw has entered into a process for the concentration of its alkaloids)

22  Schedule 4 (after table item 56)

Insert:

56A

3,4‑dichloro‑N‑{[1‑(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl1]methyl}benzamide (otherwise known as AH‑7921)

23  Schedule 4 (after table item 120)

Insert:

120A

Lisdexamfetamine

24  Schedule 4 (after table item 137)

Insert:

137A

Methamphetamine

25  Schedule 4 (table item 204, column headed “Description of drugs”, after paragraph (a))

Insert:

      (aa)  Catha edulis (otherwise known as khat);