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Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 to: adjust the licensing regime by enabling the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to regulate remediation activities involving contaminated legacy sites, issue time limited licences, and issue single licences for multiple activities; clarify the application of the Act to contractors and others working with Commonwealth entities; provide ARPANSA with increased capacity to respond to emergencies and with increased compliance monitoring and enforcement powers; and make technical amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/15  
Second reading moved 18/06/15  
Second reading debate 13/08/15  
Second reading agreed to 13/08/15  
Third reading agreed to 13/08/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/08/15  
Second reading moved 17/08/15  
Second reading debate 18/08/15  
Second reading agreed to 18/08/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 18/08/15  
Third reading agreed to 18/08/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 18/08/15  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Family First Party [sheet 7746]
DAY, Sen Bob

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2015): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/08/2015)
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