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Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Page: 7738


Mr MARTIN FERGUSON (BatmanMinister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism) (11:39): The Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Amendment Bill 2011 makes consequential amendments to the Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Act 2006. The amendments reflect the government's stream­lining of offshore oil and gas regulation by replacing the seven designated authorities with the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator and the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Man­agement Authority. However, the govern­ment amendments to this bill have maintained the Western Australian govern­ment's role in the administration of offshore petroleum royalties in the North West Shelf area. To reflect these changes, this bill replaces the functions of the designated authority in the Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Act 2006 with the responsible state minister.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.