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4817

2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum Bill 2005

 

 

(1)     Clause 6, page 17 (after line 7), after the definition of location, insert:

marine protected area means an area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity and of natural and associated cultural resources, managed through legal or other effective means.

[definition]

(2)     Clause 77, page 76 (line 5), at the end of paragraph (1)(b), add “or a marine protected area”.

[oil exploration prohibited in marine reserves]

(3)     Clause 77, page 76 (after line 11), at the end of the clause, add:

             (3)  Subsection (2) does not authorise exploration for petroleum in a marine protected area.

[oil exploration prohibited in marine reserves]