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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Amends the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 in relation to the offshore petroleum regulatory regime to: enable National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) inspectors to conduct inspections to monitor compliance with and investigate suspected non-compliance with a warrant; enable NOPSEMA inspectors to enter certain offshore areas to monitor occupational health and safety (OHS) and petroleum environmental management laws without a warrant; introduce a civil penalty regime; increase criminal penalties for certain OHS and environmental offences; enable regulatory entities to share certain regulatory information in certain circumstances; and remove the responsible Tasmanian Minister from the Joint Authority for the offshore area of Tasmania.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/11/12  
Second reading moved 28/11/12  
Second reading debate 06/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 06/02/13  
Third reading agreed to 06/02/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/02/13  
Second reading moved 07/02/13  
Second reading debate 28/02/13  
Second reading agreed to 28/02/13  
Third reading agreed to 28/02/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28/02/13  
Assent 14/03/13 Act no.: 11 - Year: 2013
     

Text of bill

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes