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senate vote 2008-06-19#3

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:19:56

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-19.310.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.(Read more about the stages that bills must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the bills have passed in the Senate.
  • The bills will now return to the House of Representatives so that they can consider the amendments agreed to in the Senate. If they agree, the bills can become law.
  • Although the bills had broad support from both sides of the Senate, there were two senators that voted against their respective parties. Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ross_Lightfoot&mpc=Senate&house=senate Ross Lightfoot] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia Liberal Party] and voted 'no' against the bills while Nationals Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Julian_McGauran&mpc=Senate&house=senate Julian McGauran] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Party_of_Australia National Party] and voted 'aye' in favour of the bills.(Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section]. )
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • Australia's wheat export market currently operates under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy. This means that bulk wheat exports are 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] manages the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The bills establish a wheat export accreditation scheme, which will be regulated through a new statutory body called the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia].(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).) This introduces competition into the bulk wheat export market. As explained by 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], "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they will be able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-19.310.1) to read the bills for a third time.(Read more about the stages that bills must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) This means that the bills have passed in the Senate.
  • The bills will now return to the House of Representatives so that they can consider the amendments agreed to in the Senate. If they agree, the bills can become law.
  • Although the bills had broad support from both sides of the Senate, there were two senators that voted against their respective parties. Liberal Senator [Ross Lightfoot](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ross_Lightfoot&mpc=Senate&house=senate) rebelled against the [Liberal Party](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia) and voted 'no' against the bills while Nationals Senator [Julian McGauran](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Julian_McGauran&mpc=Senate&house=senate) rebelled against the [National Party](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Party_of_Australia) and voted 'aye' in favour of the bills.(Read more about what it means to rebel in our [FAQ Section](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree). )
  • _Background to the bills_
  • Australia's wheat export market currently operates under a ' [single desk](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk)' policy. This means that bulk wheat exports are 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) manages the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The bills establish a wheat export accreditation scheme, which will be regulated through a new statutory body called the [Wheat Exports Australia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia).(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).) This introduces competition into the bulk wheat export market. As explained by 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), "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they will be able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."
  • References
senate vote 2008-06-19#3

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:35

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-19.310.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.[1] This means that the bills have passed in the Senate.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-19.310.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.(Read more about the stages that bills must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the bills have passed in the Senate.
  • The bills will now return to the House of Representatives so that they can consider the amendments agreed to in the Senate. If they agree, the bills can become law.
  • Although the bills had broad support from both sides of the Senate, there were two senators that voted against their respective parties. Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ross_Lightfoot&mpc=Senate&house=senate Ross Lightfoot] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia Liberal Party] and voted 'no' against the bills while Nationals Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Julian_McGauran&mpc=Senate&house=senate Julian McGauran] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Party_of_Australia National Party] and voted 'aye' in favour of the bills.[2]
  • Although the bills had broad support from both sides of the Senate, there were two senators that voted against their respective parties. Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ross_Lightfoot&mpc=Senate&house=senate Ross Lightfoot] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia Liberal Party] and voted 'no' against the bills while Nationals Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Julian_McGauran&mpc=Senate&house=senate Julian McGauran] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Party_of_Australia National Party] and voted 'aye' in favour of the bills.(Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section]. )
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • Australia's wheat export market currently operates under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy. This means that bulk wheat exports are 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] manages the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The bills establish a wheat export accreditation scheme, which will be regulated through a new statutory body called the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia].[3] This introduces competition into the bulk wheat export market. As explained by 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], "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they will be able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."
  • The bills establish a wheat export accreditation scheme, which will be regulated through a new statutory body called the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia].(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).) This introduces competition into the bulk wheat export market. As explained by 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], "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they will be able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that bills must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section].
  • * [3] 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).
senate vote 2008-06-19#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-11 17:23:41

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-19.310.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.[1] This means that the bills have passed in the Senate.
  • The bills will now return to the House of Representatives so that they can consider the amendments agreed to in the Senate. If they agree, the bills can become law.
  • Although the bills had broad support from both sides of the Senate, there were two senators that voted against their respective parties. Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ross_Lightfoot&mpc=Senate&house=senate Ross Lightfoot] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia Liberal Party] and voted 'no' against the bills while Nationals Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Julian_McGauran&mpc=Senate&house=senate Julian McGauran] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Party_of_Australia National Party] and voted 'aye' in favour of the bills.[2]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • Australia's wheat export market currently operates under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy. This means that bulk wheat exports are directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] manages the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • Australia's wheat export market currently operates under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy. This means that bulk wheat exports are 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] manages the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The bills establish a wheat export accreditation scheme, which will be regulated through a new statutory body called the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia].[3] This introduces competition into the bulk wheat export market. As explained by 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], "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they will be able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that bills must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section].
  • * [3] 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).
senate vote 2008-06-19#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-11 16:25:53

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-19.310.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.[1] This means that the bills have passed in the Senate.
  • The bills will now return to the House of Representatives so that they can consider the amendments agreed to in the Senate. If they agree, the bills can become law.
  • Although the bills had broad support from both sides of the Senate, there were two senators that voted against their respective parties. Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ross_Lightfoot&mpc=Senate&house=senate Ross Lightfoot] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia Liberal Party] and voted 'no' against the bills while Nationals Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Julian_McGauran&mpc=Senate&house=senate Julian McGauran] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Party_of_Australia National Party] and voted 'aye' in favour of the bills.[2]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • Australia's wheat export market currently operates under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy. This means that bulk wheat exports are directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] manages the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The bills establish a wheat export accreditation scheme, which will be regulated through a new statutory body called the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia].[3] This introduces competition into the bulk wheat export market. As explained by 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], "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they will be able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that bills must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section].
  • * [3] 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].
  • * [3] 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).
senate vote 2008-06-19#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-11 16:24:49

Title

  • Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008; Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 - Third Reading
  • Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 - Third Reading - Read a third time

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bills for a third time.[1] This means that the bills have passed in the Senate.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2008-06-19.310.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.[1] This means that the bills have passed in the Senate.
  • The bills will now return to the House of Representatives so that they can consider the amendments agreed to in the Senate. If they agree, the bills can become law.
  • Although the bills had broad support from both sides of the Senate, there were two senators that voted against their respective parties. Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ross_Lightfoot&mpc=Senate&house=senate Ross Lightfoot] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia Liberal Party] and voted 'no' against the bills while Nationals Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Julian_McGauran&mpc=Senate&house=senate Julian McGauran] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Party_of_Australia National Party] and voted 'aye' in favour of the bills.[2]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • Australia's wheat export market currently operates under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy. This means that bulk wheat exports are directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] manages the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The bills establish a wheat export accreditation scheme, which will be regulated through a new statutory body called the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia].[3] This introduces competition into the bulk wheat export market. As explained by 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], "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they will be able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that bills must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section].
  • * [3] 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].
senate vote 2008-06-19#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-11 16:24:13

Title

  • Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008; Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 Third Reading
  • Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008; Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 - Third Reading

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That these bills be now read a third time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bills for a third time.[1] This means that the bills have passed in the Senate.
  • The bills will now return to the House of Representatives so that they can consider the amendments agreed to in the Senate. If they agree, the bills can become law.
  • Although the bills had broad support from both sides of the Senate, there were two senators that voted against their respective parties. Liberal Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ross_Lightfoot&mpc=Senate&house=senate Ross Lightfoot] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia Liberal Party] and voted 'no' against the bills while Nationals Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Julian_McGauran&mpc=Senate&house=senate Julian McGauran] rebelled against the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Party_of_Australia National Party] and voted 'aye' in favour of the bills.[2]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • Australia's wheat export market currently operates under a '[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_desk single desk]' policy. This means that bulk wheat exports are directed through a single exporter of bulk wheat under Australian Wheat Board International Limited (AWB International). The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Export_Wheat_Commission Export Wheat Commission] manages the export of non-bulk wheat (that is, bagged or container wheat).
  • The bills establish a wheat export accreditation scheme, which will be regulated through a new statutory body called the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Exports_Australia Wheat Exports Australia].[3] This introduces competition into the bulk wheat export market. As explained by 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], "[r]ather than forcing growers to sell their wheat through a single exporter they will be able to choose from a number of accredited exporters as well as domestic outlets."
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that bills must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section].
  • * [3] 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].