3F. Minister may formulate codes
(1) For the purposes of this Act the Minister may formulate codes providing for the grading, marking and packing of agricultural products.
(2) The Minister may in a code specify the package, or kind of package to be used in relation to an agricultural product.
(3) A code may be amended or repealed by the Minister and may be made so as to ¾
(a) apply generally or be limited in its application to the particular products or class of products specified in the code;
(b) apply in relation to the particular time, place or circumstances specified in the code;
(c) provide that any Act or thing shall be done with the approval or to the satisfaction of a specified person or class or persons and may confer a discretionary authority;
(d) adopt, either wholly or in part or with modifications and either specifically or by reference any standards, rules, codes or specifications prescribed under a Commonwealth Act or published by Standards Australia or other like body specified in the code; and
(e) provide that where by reason of unavailability of materials or other reason that the Minister considers valid any requirement adopted by a code cannot be conformed to the Minister may approve such use of materials as he considers to be consistent with the achievement of the objects of the code.
(4) A code and any amendment or repeal thereof shall be published in the Government Gazette.
[Section 3F inserted by No. 61 of 1982 s.8; amended by No. 4 of 1991 ss.6 and 11; No. 74 of 2003 s. 25.]