Dan Andrews Coming after Food Supply Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

05 May 2022 | Frank Ziovas | Frank.Ziovas@seetvnews.com

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The Andrews Government is coming after agriculture next. The Agriculture Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 has had its second reading in parliament. Biosecurity being stated for the reason of changes. Increasing enforcement powers, searching property or persons without a warrant, increased fines, what was $1800 now $10000 for providing false and or misleading information. landholder consent no longer required for Authorised Officers to take samples, stock (animals) documents ect.


New section 53(4) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992 creates an exception to the requirement under new section 53(3) for an authorised officer to produce their identity card. The exception provides that an authorised officer is not required to produce their identity card in exercising a power if the request is unreasonable in the circumstances, or the power is exercised by post or electronic communication.


Sounds crazy? its all true please download The Agriculture Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 and read for yourself


Below are some of the changes


New section 53(4) of the Agricultural and Veterinary

Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992 creates an exception to

the requirement under new section 53(3) for an authorised officer

to produce their identity card. The exception provides that an

authorised officer is not required to produce their identity card in

exercising a power if the request is unreasonable in the

circumstances, or the power is exercised by post or electronic

communication.


Clause 9 inserts a new Division heading and new section 53A, after

section 53 of the of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals

(Control of Use) Act 1992. New section 53A provides for the

purposes of the new and clarified powers of authorised officers.


Clause 10 substitutes existing section 54 with a new provision and inserts

new sections 54A to 54AJ into the Agricultural and Veterinary

Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992. The new provisions

introduce new inspection and enforcement powers that address

the limitations and outdated requirements of the existing powers

available under that Act.


New section 54 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals

(Control of Use) Act 1992 replaces existing section 54 that sets

out the scope of powers available to an authorised officer. New

section 54 gives authorised officers the specific power to enter

and inspect at a reasonable time anything found at any place,

other than a place occupied as a residence. The new power is

subject to a number of limitations. The authorised officer must

only exercise the power of entry if they reasonably suspect it is

necessary to inspect any of the following—

  •  Any fertiliser or stock food that has been or is being or may be being manufactured at the place.

  •  Any chemical product, fertiliser or stock food that has been, is being or may be sold, kept stored or prepared for use at the place.

This must be a concern for every single Victorian and soon Australian Citizen. The solution is simple grow your own food.

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