Agriculture

Legislation administered by the department for the Agriculture portfolio between 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016.

These Acts can be found on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website:

  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Victoria) Act 1994
  • Agricultural Industry Development Act 1990
  • Biological Control Act 1986
  • Broiler Chicken Industry Act 1978
  • Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987:
    • In so far as it relates to the exercise of powers for the purposes of the Fisheries Act 1995
    • Sections 11(1), 12, 28, 83, 88A, 91, 95A and 96 and Schedule 2 in so far as they relate to the exercise of powers for the purposes of:
      • sections 40 and 52AA of the Forests Act 1958
      • sections 1, 2, 3(1), 3B, 4-7(1), 7(3), 18, 19-22, 26A, 52, 53-55, 57, 75, 78-84, 94-100, 101, 102 and 103 of the Forests Act 1958 (jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
      • the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004, except:
        • sections 3, 22, 23(1) and 24 and Part 9 (which are jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
        • Part 2, section 45, Division 1 of Part 6 and Part 8 (which are administered by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
    • Sections 11(1), 28, 31-40, 83, 88A, 91 and 96 in so far as they relate to the exercise of powers for the purposes of:
      • section 5, Parts 3 and 5 and Divisions 1 and 2 of Part 6 of the Flora andFauna Guarantee Act 1988 (jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
      • section 3 of the Land Conservation (Vehicle Control) Act 1972 (jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
      • Part I (except section 4B), Parts III, IIIA, VIII and IX, sections 16, 35, 41-44, 47D, 48-48C, 53-58B and 86-86C and, in so far as it relates to the effective management of hunting, including preserving good order among hunters of wildlife, section 87 of the Wildlife Act 1975 (jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
      • Part IIIB in so far as it relates to the hunting of game and sections 58C, 58D and 58E of the Wildlife Act 1975
    • Section 12 and Schedule 2 in so far as they relate to the exercise of powers relating to hunting or game for the purposes of the Wildlife Act 1975
    • Section 99 in so far as it relates to the following matters and provisions which are jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change:
      • sections 40 and 52AA and sections 1, 2, 3(1), 3B, 4-7(1), 7(3), 18, 19-22, 26A, 52, 53-55, 57, 75, 78-84, 94-100, 101, 102 and 103 of the Forests Act 1958
      • the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004
      • Part I (except section 4B), Parts III, IIIA, VIII and IX, sections 16, 35, 41-44, 47D, 48-48C, 53-58B and 86-86C and, in so far as it relates to the effective management of hunting, including preserving good order among hunters of wildlife, section 87 of the Wildlife Act 1975
      • Part IIIB in so far as it relates to the hunting of game, Part VIIA and sections 58C, 58D and 58E of the Wildlife Act 1975
    • Section 99 in so far as it relates to the following matters and provisions which are jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change:
      • section 5, Parts 3 and 5 and Divisions 1 and 2 of Part 6 of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
      • Section 3 of the Land Conservation (Vehicle Control) Act 1972 in so far as it relates to those matters and provisions is jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
    • The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Water.
  • Control of Genetically Modified Crops Act 2004
  • Dairy Act 2000
  • Domestic Animals Act 1994
  • Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981:
    • Part IVA
    • Part IVB
    • Part XI ( jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Health and the Minister for Mental Health)
    • The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Health and the Minister for Mental Health.
  • Farm Debt Mediation Act 2011
  • Food Act 1984:
    • Section 63 in so far as it relates to the making of regulations related to primary production and processing standards is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Health
    • The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Health.
  • Fisheries Act 1995
  • Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 – Section 5 and Parts 3 and 5 and Divisions 1 and 2 of Part 6 (are jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change). The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.
  • Forests Act 1958:
    • Sections 1, 2, 3(1), 3B, 4-7(1), 7(3), 18, 19-22, 26A, 52, 53-55, 57, 75, 78-84, 94-100, 101, 102 and 103 (all jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
    • Sections 40 and 52AA
    • The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.
  • Forests (Wood Pulp Agreement) Act 1996
  • Game Management Authority Act 2014
  • Grain Handling and Storage Act 1995 – Part 3. The Act is otherwise administered by the Treasurer.
  • Impounding of Livestock Act 1994
  • Land Conservation (Vehicle Control) Act 1972 – Section 3 (jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change). The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.
  • Livestock Disease Control Act 1994
  • Livestock Management Act 2010
  • Meat Industry Act 1993
  • Melbourne Market Authority Act 1977
  • Plant Biosecurity Act 2010
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986
  • Rain-making Control Act 1967
  • Seafood Safety Act 2003
  • Stock (Seller Liability and Declarations) Act 1993
  • Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004 – Except:
    • Sections 3, 22, 23(1) and 24 and Part 9 (which are jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
    • Part 2, section 45, Division 1 of Part 6 and Part 8 (which are administered by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change).
  • Veterinary Practice Act 1997
  • Wildlife Act 1975:
    • Part I (except section 4B), Parts III, IIIA, VIII, and IX
    • Sections 16, 35, 41-44, 47D, 48-48C, 53-58B and 86-86C
    • Section 87 in so far as it relates to the effective management of hunting, including preserving good order among hunters of wildlife
      (The above provisions are jointly administered with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
    • Part IIIB in so far as it relates to the hunting of game
    • Sections 58C, 58D and 58E
    • The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

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