We have received numerous emails regarding the new amendments to the Agriculture Legislation Amendment Bill 2022. there has been a lot of fear mongering on social media platforms regarding unfitted powers to stop people growing food. The Amendment does not apply to residential properties and the provisions that apply to farms are discussed in the below Fact Sheet.
Contrary to claims on social media the Amendments in the Bill will not allow searching of residences without a warrant. There are no powers provided to search a person. The amendments include a requirement for an Authorised Officer to present identification and to take reasonable steps to notify the occupier before an inspection.