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VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Premier Dan Andrews is passing a bill that prohibits people from growing their own food.
The Agriculture Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 has had its second reading in parliament. Biosecurity is stated as the reason for changes.
Increased enforcement powers, searching of property and persons without a warrant, Increased fines, and $10,000 for providing false or misleading information.
Landholder consent is no longer required for Authorised Officers to take samples, stock (animals), and documents.
Authorized Officers are no longer required to present identification. Heavy penalties for obstructing entry to the property.