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National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Bill 1998

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1998

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Bill 1998

 

 

(Further amendment to be moved by Senator Allison for the Australian Democrats in committee of the whole)

 

(1)     Page 12 (after line 32), after clause 10, insert:

10A  NEPM to be made within 6 months of signing international instrument

             (1)  Within 6 months after Australia signs any international instrument relating to environmental pollutants, the National Environment Protection Council must make a NEPM about the treatment of the pollutant or pollutants in accordance with the instrument.

             (2)  In this section, international instrument means:

                     (a)  any treaty, convention, protocol, agreement or other instrument type that is binding in international law; and

                     (b)  a part of such a treaty, convention, protocol, agreement or other instrument.