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Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2010

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2008-2009-2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2010

 

 

(1)     Page 19 (after line 2), at the end of the bill, add:

Schedule 2—World Heritage values

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980

1  Preamble

After “AND WHEREAS it is desirable to make other provision relating to the protection of the environment in the Antarctic”, insert “and to recognise the intrinsic World Heritage values of the Antarctic”.

[World Heritage values]

(2)     Clause 2, page 2, at the end of the table, add:

 

 

 

3. Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

 [World Heritage values—consequential amendment]

(3)     Page 19 (after line 2), at the end of the bill, add:

Schedule 3—Interaction with laws for the protection of whales

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980

1  At the end of Part 1

Add:

7B  Interaction with laws for the protection of whales

             (1)  Nothing in this Act has the effect of reducing or removing an obligation upon any person to protect whales or other cetaceans under:

                     (a)  international law; or

                     (b)  Division 3 of Part 13 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ; or

                     (c)  any other law.

             (2)  In exercising powers and performing duties under this Act, the Minister must act in a manner that gives the greatest effect towards the protection of whales and other cetaceans under:

                     (a)  international law; and

                     (b)  Division 3 of Part 13 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ; and

                     (c)  any other law.

Note:       Division 3 of Part 13 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 sets out offences relating to killing, injuring, taking etc., treating and possessing cetaceans.

[protection of whales]

(4)     Clause 2, page 2, at the end of the table, add:

 

 

 

4. Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

[protection of whales—consequential amendment]