Margarine Act Amendment Bill 1974

Aug 13 1974 p391

Second Reading

The Hon. T. M. CASEY (Minister of Agriculture) obtained leave and introduced a Bill for an Act to amend the Margarine Act. 1939-1973. Read a first time.

The Hon. T. M CASEY: I move:

That this Bill be now read a second time.

It is the last of the three measures that will facilitate the marketing of dairy blend. The effect of this short Bill is to take “dairy blend” as defined for the purposes of the Dairy Industry Act, 1928, as amended, out of the definition of “margarine”. As a result, the Margarine Act will have no application in relation to dairy blend. In addition, opportunity has been taken to amend section 16 of the Margarine Act, which deals with the distance by which butter and margarine factories must be separated, to make this section consistent with section 22 of the Dairy Industry Act, as that section is proposed to be amended.

The Hon. C. R. STORY secured the adjournment of the debate.

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