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Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Resources, Energy and Tourism

Summary

Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 to enable the transportation by pipeline and injection and storage of greenhouse gas substances in Commonwealth offshore waters by: providing for the release of offshore acreage over which greenhouse gas titles may be obtained, establishing a system of titles to authorise title-holders to engage in greenhouse gas related operations and conferring on the minister regulatory powers in relation to those titles and activities, and adapting existing petroleum provisions relating to administrative, regulatory and process matters to greenhouse gas titles and operations. Also amends the existing regime of petroleum titles to accommodate the new kinds of activity being authorised by the Act; amends the long title of the Act and renames it as the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006; and makes consequential amendments to 27 other Acts.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/08  
Second reading moved 18/06/08  
Second reading debate 17/09/08  
Second reading debate 18/09/08  
Second reading agreed to 18/09/08  
Consideration in detail debate 18/09/08 Amendment details: 93 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 18/09/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/09/08  
Second reading moved 24/09/08  
Second reading debate 24/09/08  
Second reading debate 15/10/08  
Second reading debate 16/10/08  
Second reading debate 10/11/08  
Second reading agreed to 10/11/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 10/11/08 Amendment details: 2 Government and 11 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/11/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 11/11/08 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11/11/08  
Assent 21/11/08 Act no.: 117 of 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet QS452]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5603 revised]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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  • Government [sheet PN302]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5620 revised]
JOHNSTON, Sen David

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2008): Senate Economics Committee
  • Committee report (23/09/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )