Report No. 20, 57th Parliament - Food (Labelling of Seafood) Amendment Bill 2021


The committee tabled its report on 13 May 2022.  The report can be accessed here.

about the bill

On 17 November 2021, Mr Robbie Katter MP, Member for Traeger, introduced the Food (Labelling of Seafood) Amendment Bill 2021 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the State Development and Regional Industries Committee for consideration and report. The committee has resolved to table its report on 13 May 2022.

The objective of the Bill is to require by law, mandatory Country of Origin Labelling of seafood sold at dining outlets across Queensland (for example at cafés, restaurants or takeaway shops) by amending the Food Act 2006.

The purpose of the Bill is to raise consumer awareness around the origins of seafood being purchased and consumed, and to subsequently support the Australian and Queensland seafood industry and the local jobs it supports.

The Bill proposes to make it an offence for dining outlets to fail to comply with Country of Original Labelling requirements – with the maximum penalty being 1 penalty unit (around $138 dollars) for a first offence, and 5 penalty units (around $690 dollars) thereafter.

View:Introductory Speech - part 1 - part 2 
View:Explanatory Notes
View:Statement of Compatibility 


The committee conducted public hearings in the following locations in regional Queensland. 


28 February 2022 – Transcript


1 March 2022 – Transcript


2 March 2022 - Transcript


8 March 2022 – Transcript


22 March 2022 - Broadcast - Transcript

inquiry timeline

Submissions closed:9 February 2022
Public briefing:21 February 2022 - broadcast - transcript
Report tabled:3 May 2022
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