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2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Petroleum Pools and Other Measures) Bill 2016

 

 

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

 

6.  Schedule  3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent .

 

 [ban on authorising activities in the Great Australian Bight marine area]

(2)     Page 10 (after line 6), at the end of the Bill, add:

Schedule 3 Protection of the Great Australian Bight marine area

   

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

1  After Part 9.10C of Chapter 9

Insert:

Part 9.10D Protection of the Great Australian Bight marine area

 

780N   Ban on authorising activities in Great Australian Bight marine area

             (1)  An authorisation, or a renewal or extension of an authorisation, applied for on or after commencement of this section must not be granted if it would permit a mining related activity to be undertaken in the Great Australian Bight marine area.

             (2)  In this section:

                   authorisation means a permit, licence, lease, title, approval or other instrument applied for under this Act.

                   Great Australian Bight marine area means the waters of the sea known as the Great Australian Bight in the Southern Ocean that are:

                     (a)  beyond the outer limits of the coastal waters of South Australia and Western Australia; and

                     (b)  within the outer limits of the continental shelf ; and

                     (c)  between Cape Pasley, Western Australia and Cape Carnot, South Australia.

mining related activity :

                     (a)  means an activity connected with, or incidental to, the mining or recovery of minerals or other geological material (including naturally occurring hydrocarbons) in any form, whether solid, liquid or gaseous and whether organic or inorganic; and

                     (b)  includes prospecting for or exploring for minerals or other geological material.

 [ban on authorising activities in the Great Australian Bight marine area]