Intellectual Property Point-in-Time Service Updates

Friday 2 March 2018 @ 10.14 a.m.

The Intellectual Property Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include the Statute Update (Smaller Government) Act 2018 (Cth), Act 4 of 2018.

Act 4 of 2018

The Statute Update (Smaller Government) Act 2018 repeals three Acts and amends ten Acts across the Commonwealth to support the implementation of the Government’s smaller government agenda. The Act follows on from a series of government decisions relating to the abolition of a number of bodies announced in earlier tranches of the smaller government agenda.

Schedule 5 amends the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 (Cth) to remove the Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee from the Act, as a result of recommendations by the National Commission of Audit. A more flexible, non-statutory mechanism will provide specialised advice on plant breeders rights matters.

Act 4 of 2018 has been updated in the Point-in-Time Intellectual Property Service current to 16 January 2018. (NB: Subscription required).

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