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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Summary

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to establish an Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development as a statutory authority to provide federal, state and territory governments with scientific advice on coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which may have significant impacts on water resources.

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 22/03/12  
Second reading moved 22/03/12  
Second reading debate 23/05/12  
Second reading debate 28/05/12  
Second reading debate 29/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 29/05/12  
Consideration in detail debate 29/05/12 Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 29/05/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/12  
Second reading moved 18/06/12  
Second reading debate 22/08/12  
Second reading debate 10/09/12  
Second reading agreed to 10/09/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 10/09/12 Amendment details: 2 Government and 11 amendments moved by Senators Xenophon, Heffernan, Madigan, Nash and Waters agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/09/12  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 12/09/12  
Consideration of Senate message 17/09/12 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1 and 3 and disagreed to Senate amendments 2 and 4 to 13 and House made 11 amendments in place thereof
     
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 18/09/12  
Consideration of House of Reps message 09/10/12  
Consideration of House of Reps message 10/10/12 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 2 and 4 to 13 and agreed to House amendments made in their place
     
Assent 24/10/12 Act no.: 145 of 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet AF234]

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government
KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP

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  • Non-Government
MACFARLANE, Ian E., MP

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Senate
  • [sheet 7278]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick
HEFFERNAN, Sen Bill
MADIGAN, Sen John
NASH, Sen Fiona
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7279]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7233]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Government [sheet BF235]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedules of the amendments made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed and the amendments made by the House of Representatives in place of the Senate amendments disagreed to

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (20/06/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )