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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Environment, Heritage and the Arts

Summary

Amends the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 to provide a framework for the administration and management of the Great Barrier Reef Park which integrates with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and other legislation by: implementing environmental impact assessment and permitting processes; investigation and evidence collection; targeted approaches to enforcement; encouraging responsible use of the Park; and new emergency management powers.

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 25/06/08  
Second reading debate 26/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 26/08/08  
Third reading agreed to 26/08/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27/08/08  
Second reading moved 27/08/08  
Second reading debate 28/08/08  
Second reading debate 01/09/08  
Second reading agreed to 01/09/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 11/11/08 Amendment details: 6 Government, 1 Opposition (as amended) and 1 Macdonald/Boswell agreed to
Third reading agreed to 11/11/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 12/11/08 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 12/11/08  
Assent 25/11/08 Act no.: 125 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First 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 1

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum 2

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • [sheet 5550 revised]
MACDONALD, Sen Ian
BOSWELL, Sen Ron

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  • Government [sheet RE380]

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  • Government [sheet RC406]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5600]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby

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  • Opposition [sheet 5510]
MACDONALD, Sen Ian

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (01/09/2008): Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee
  • Committee report (15/09/2008)
  • Committee report (18/09/2008): Additional comments
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )