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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Environment

Summary

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in relation to bilateral agreements by providing that: states and territories can be accredited for approval decisions on large coal mining and coal seam gas developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource; all states and territories can be declared under the Act for the purposes of requesting advice from the Independent Expert Scientific Committee (IESC); states and territories undertake to seek and take advice form the IESC for approval bilateral agreements which may have a significant impact on a water resource; the IESC provide advice to the Commonwealth about the operation of a bilateral agreement in relation to large coal mining and coal seam gas developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource; an approval process can be completed when an approval bilateral agreement is suspended, cancelled or ceases to apply to a particular action; state and territory processes that meet the appropriate standards can be accredited for bilateral agreements; a relevant bilateral agreement continues to apply to an accredited state or territory management arrangement or authorisation process despite minor amendments to the arrangement or authorisation process; and proponents do not need to make referrals to the Commonwealth for actions that are covered by an approval bilateral agreement.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/05/14  
Second reading moved 14/05/14  
Second reading debate 16/06/14  
Second reading agreed to 16/06/14  
Consideration in detail debate 16/06/14 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/06/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/06/14  
Second reading moved 19/06/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet ZA347]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/05/2014): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (23/06/2014)
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