Supplementary Order Paper No 409

No 409

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No 2)

Proposed amendments

Hon Damien O’Connor, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 2

Replace clause 2(1) and (2) (page 3, lines 5 to 9) with:

(1)

Part 1 and subparts 1 and 2 of Part 3 come into force on 1 February 2020.

(2)

The rest of this Act comes into force on 1 July 2020.

Clause 6

In clause 6(1), definition of farmer, paragraph (a), replace “primary production operation” (page 7, line 38) with “primary production business”.

Clause 57

In clause 57(5)(c), replace “appoint an administrator” (page 31, line 20) with “appointing an administrator”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No 2) to amend the commencement clause (clause 2), so that—

  • Part 1 and subparts 1 and 2 of Part 3 come into force on 1 February 2020. These provisions allow for the approval of mediation organisations and mediators under the scheme established by the Bill; and

  • the remainder of the Bill comes into force on 1 July 2020.

Minor and technical changes are also made to the Bill.