Supplementary Order Paper No 198

No 198

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Barbara Stewart, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 2

Replace clause 2(1) (page 2, lines 6 and 7) with:


This Act comes into force on a date that is—


appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council; and


no earlier than 12 months after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 2 to provide manufacturers with a realistic timeframe for the transition from branded to standardised packaging stock in order to significantly lessen the burden to comply with new packaging regulations introduced by the Bill.