Legislative Council: Thursday, December 01, 2022



Livestock (Emergency Animal Disease) Amendment Bill

Final Stages

The House of Assembly agreed to the bill with the amendment indicated by the following schedule, to which amendment the House of Assembly desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council:

Clause 15, page 8, line 10 [clause 15(4), inserted subparagraph (vii)]‚ÄĒ

Delete 'or eradication' and substitute:

, eradication or decontamination

Consideration in committee.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: I move:

That the House of Assembly's amendment be agreed to.

I will speak very briefly to this. The amendment is very short. It replaces the term 'or eradication' with the term 'eradication or decontamination'. This is simply to ensure that the terms are consistently referenced throughout that clause.

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI: I rise to indicate that the opposition will be supporting the amendment. It is a straightforward amendment, a simple drafting error. From memory, the minister did indicate to our chamber that this amendment would be coming up.

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS: The Greens are also comfortable with the amendment. Indeed, the government did flag it previously during the committee stage of the bill.

The Hon. C. BONAROS: For the record and the same reasons, we too are supportive of the amendment.

Motion carried.