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representatives vote 2012-10-31#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:06

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-10-31.116.20 motion] to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. )
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now consider the bill in more detail.
  • One member, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to rebel and cross the floor in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ section]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and winding up [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Export Australia].(Read more about the effect of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4783 Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012] in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/1722797/upload_binary/1722797.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (333 KB). )
  • Prior to 2008, Australia's wheat export market operated under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy.(Read more about the history of the regulation of the wheat industry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wheat_industry_regulation_in_Australia here]. ) This means that bulk wheat exports were directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under the Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] managed the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The single desk policy ended with the introduction of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and related bill,(Read more about the bills in their bills digests. The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2986 Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/DPPQ6/upload_binary/dppq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (198 KB). The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2987 Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/XLPQ6/upload_binary/xlpq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (53.1 KB). ) which established the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme that was regulated through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia]. This introduced competition into the bulk wheat export market so that "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they [were] able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."(See the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr2986_ems_a82c8a79-abf9-43e9-9ed6-43e91c6c07fe%22 explanatory memorandum] of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008.)
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-10-31.116.20) to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). )
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now consider the bill in more detail.
  • One member, Nationals MP [Tony Crook](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives), crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to rebel and cross the floor in our [FAQ section](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree). )
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The bill was introduced to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and winding up [Wheat Export Australia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia).(Read more about the effect of the [Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4783) in its [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/1722797/upload_binary/1722797.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (333 KB). )
  • Prior to 2008, Australia's wheat export market operated under a ' [single desk](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk)' policy.(Read more about the history of the regulation of the wheat industry [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wheat_industry_regulation_in_Australia). ) This means that bulk wheat exports were directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under the Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [Export Wheat Commission](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission) managed the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The single desk policy ended with the introduction of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and related bill,(Read more about the bills in their bills digests. The digest for the [Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2986) is available [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/DPPQ6/upload_binary/dppq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (198 KB). The digest for the [Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2987) is available [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/XLPQ6/upload_binary/xlpq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (53.1 KB). ) which established the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme that was regulated through the [Wheat Exports Australia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia). This introduced competition into the bulk wheat export market so that "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they [were] able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."(See the [explanatory memorandum](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr2986_ems_a82c8a79-abf9-43e9-9ed6-43e91c6c07fe%22) of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008.)
  • References
representatives vote 2012-10-31#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:53

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-10-31.116.20 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1]
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-10-31.116.20 motion] to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. )
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now consider the bill in more detail.
  • One member, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.[2]
  • One member, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to rebel and cross the floor in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ section]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and winding up [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Export Australia].[3]
  • The bill was introduced to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and winding up [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Export Australia].(Read more about the effect of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4783 Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012] in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/1722797/upload_binary/1722797.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (333 KB). )
  • Prior to 2008, Australia's wheat export market operated under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy.[4] This means that bulk wheat exports were directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under the Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] managed the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • Prior to 2008, Australia's wheat export market operated under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy.(Read more about the history of the regulation of the wheat industry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wheat_industry_regulation_in_Australia here]. ) This means that bulk wheat exports were directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under the Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] managed the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The single desk policy ended with the introduction of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and related bill,[5] which established the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme that was regulated through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia]. This introduced competition into the bulk wheat export market so that "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they [were] able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."[6]
  • The single desk policy ended with the introduction of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and related bill,(Read more about the bills in their bills digests. The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2986 Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/DPPQ6/upload_binary/dppq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (198 KB). The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2987 Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/XLPQ6/upload_binary/xlpq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (53.1 KB). ) which established the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme that was regulated through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia]. This introduced competition into the bulk wheat export market so that "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they [were] able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."(See the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr2986_ems_a82c8a79-abf9-43e9-9ed6-43e91c6c07fe%22 explanatory memorandum] of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008.)
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about what it means to rebel and cross the floor in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ section].
  • * [3] Read more about the effect of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4783 Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012] in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/1722797/upload_binary/1722797.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (333 KB).
  • * [4] Read more about the history of the regulation of the wheat industry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wheat_industry_regulation_in_Australia here].
  • * [5] Read more about the bills in their bills digests. The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2986 Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/DPPQ6/upload_binary/dppq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (198 KB). The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2987 Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/XLPQ6/upload_binary/xlpq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (53.1 KB).
  • * [6] See the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr2986_ems_a82c8a79-abf9-43e9-9ed6-43e91c6c07fe%22 explanatory memorandum] of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008.
representatives vote 2012-10-31#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-14 15:21:23

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-10-31.116.20 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1]
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now consider the bill in more detail.
  • One member, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.[2]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and winding up [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Export Australia].[2]
  • The bill was introduced to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and winding up [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Export Australia].[3]
  • Prior to 2008, Australia's wheat export market operated under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy.[3] This means that bulk wheat exports were directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under the Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] managed the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • Prior to 2008, Australia's wheat export market operated under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy.[4] This means that bulk wheat exports were directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under the Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] managed the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The single desk policy ended with the introduction of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and related bill,[4] which established the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme that was regulated through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia]. This introduced competition into the bulk wheat export market so that "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they [were] able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."[5]
  • The single desk policy ended with the introduction of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and related bill,[5] which established the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme that was regulated through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia]. This introduced competition into the bulk wheat export market so that "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they [were] able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."[6]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the effect of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4783 Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012] in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/1722797/upload_binary/1722797.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (333 KB).
  • * [3] Read more about the history of the regulation of the wheat industry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wheat_industry_regulation_in_Australia here].
  • * [4] Read more about the bills in their bills digests. The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2986 Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/DPPQ6/upload_binary/dppq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (198 KB). The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2987 Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/XLPQ6/upload_binary/xlpq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (53.1 KB).
  • * [5] See the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr2986_ems_a82c8a79-abf9-43e9-9ed6-43e91c6c07fe%22 explanatory memorandum] of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008.
  • * [2] Read more about what it means to rebel and cross the floor in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ section].
  • * [3] Read more about the effect of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4783 Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012] in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/1722797/upload_binary/1722797.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (333 KB).
  • * [4] Read more about the history of the regulation of the wheat industry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wheat_industry_regulation_in_Australia here].
  • * [5] Read more about the bills in their bills digests. The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2986 Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/DPPQ6/upload_binary/dppq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (198 KB). The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2987 Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/XLPQ6/upload_binary/xlpq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (53.1 KB).
  • * [6] See the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr2986_ems_a82c8a79-abf9-43e9-9ed6-43e91c6c07fe%22 explanatory memorandum] of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008.
representatives vote 2012-10-31#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-14 15:18:56

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-10-31.116.20 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1]
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now consider the bill in more detail.
  • Background to the bill
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and winding up [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Export Australia].[2]
  • Prior to 2008, Australia's wheat export market operated under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy.[3] This means that bulk wheat exports were directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under the Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] managed the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The single desk policy ended with the introduction of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and related bill,[4] which established the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme that was regulated through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia]. This introduced competition into the bulk wheat export market so that "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they [were] able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."[5]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the effect of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4783 Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012] in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/1722797/upload_binary/1722797.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (333 KB).
  • * [3] Read more about the history of the regulation of the wheat industry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wheat_industry_regulation_in_Australia here].
  • * [4] Read more about the bills in their bills digests. The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2986 Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/DPPQ6/upload_binary/dppq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (198 KB). The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2987 Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/XLPQ6/upload_binary/xlpq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (53.1 KB).
  • * [5] See the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr2986_ems_a82c8a79-abf9-43e9-9ed6-43e91c6c07fe%22 explanatory memorandum] of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008.
representatives vote 2012-10-31#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-14 15:18:37

Title

  • Bills — Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012; Second Reading
  • Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Description

  • <p class="motion-notice motion-notice-notext">No motion text available</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2012-10-31.116.20 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1]
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now consider the bill in more detail.
  • Background to the bill
  • The bill was introduced to transition the wheat export industry to full deregulation by abolishing the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme and winding up [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Export Australia].[2]
  • Prior to 2008, Australia's wheat export market operated under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy.[3] This means that bulk wheat exports were directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under the Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] managed the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The single desk policy ended with the introduction of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and related bill,[4] which established the Wheat Export Accreditation Scheme that was regulated through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia]. This introduced competition into the bulk wheat export market so that "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they [were] able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."[5]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the effect of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4783 Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012] in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/1722797/upload_binary/1722797.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (333 KB).
  • * [3] Read more about the history of the regulation of the wheat industry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_wheat_industry_regulation_in_Australia here].
  • * [4] Read more about the bills in their bills digests. The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2986 Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/DPPQ6/upload_binary/dppq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (198 KB). The digest for the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r2987 Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008] is available [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/XLPQ6/upload_binary/xlpq64.pdf;fileType=application/pdf here] (53.1 KB).
  • * [5] See the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr2986_ems_a82c8a79-abf9-43e9-9ed6-43e91c6c07fe%22 explanatory memorandum] of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008.