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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013


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: create a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource; and establish penalties and offences to prohibit such action.

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 13/03/13  
Second reading moved 13/03/13  
Second reading debate 20/03/13  
Second reading debate 21/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 21/03/13  
Consideration in detail debate 21/03/13 Amendment details: 6 Government and 2 Independent agreed to
Third reading agreed to 21/03/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/05/13  
Second reading moved 14/05/13  
Second reading debate 14/05/13  
Second reading debate 16/05/13  
Second reading debate 17/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 17/06/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 18/06/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 19/06/13  
Third reading debated 19/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 19/06/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 19/06/13  
Assent 21/06/13 Act no.: 60 - Year: 2013
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BF245]

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  • Non-Government
WINDSOR, Tony, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7394]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7377]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7376]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7375]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7374]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Opposition [sheet 7397]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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  • Opposition [sheet 7382]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/03/2013): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (13/05/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (14/03/2013): House Standing Climate Change, Environment and the Arts; Statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (18/03/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )