Report No. 37, 54th Parliament - Chicken Meat Industry Committee Amendment Bill 2014

Committee's Report

The committee tabled its report on the inquiry on 12 March 2014.

The report is available for download from the following link: Report No. 37, Chicken Meat Industry Committee Amendment Bill 2014

About the Bill

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Hon John McVeigh MP, introduced the Chicken Meat Industry Committee Amendment Bill 2014 to the Queensland Parliament on 11 February 2014. In accordance with Standing Order 131, the Bill has been referred to the Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee for consideration.

The committee will examine the policies the Bill seeks to give effect to, the Bill’s lawfulness, and the application of fundamental legislative principles, as set out in section 4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992.

Pursuant to Standing Orders 135A and 136, the committee has been given until 12 March 2014 to table its report to the House.

The objective of the Bill is to abolish the Chicken Meat Industry Committee and remove the legislative framework for collective bargaining that is provided under the Chicken Meat Industry Committee Act 1976 (CMIC Act).

According to the Explanatory Notes, the CMIC Act is now considered to be a redundant regulatory burden as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has granted an authorisation to the Queensland Chicken Growers Association to enter into collective bargaining negotiations which effectively negates the need for a legislative framework under the CMIC Act.

The Bill will amend the CMIC Act to introduce new provisions necessary to give effect to the dissolution of the committee and provide for the CMIC Act’s repeal.

Link: Chicken Meat Industry Committee Amendment Bill 2014
Link: Explanatory Notes


A public briefing on the Bill by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry will be held on Wednesday, 5 March 2014.

Link to the proof transcript of the public briefing on 5 March 2014


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