Save Search

Text of bill | Explanatory memoranda | Second reading speeches | Proposed amendments | Schedules of amendments | Bills Digest

Bills of the current Parliament

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of bills homepages, the authoritative sources for verifying the progress of bills are the House of Representatives Votes and Proceedings and the Journals of the Senate.

Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Environment

Summary

The bill: addresses implications arising from the Federal Court’s decision in Tarkine National Coalition Incorporated v Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities [2013] FCA 694 by ensuring the validity of specified decisions made prior to 31 December 2013 that require the minister to have regard to any relevant approved conservation advice; and amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 to provide additional protection for dugong and turtle populations from the threats of poaching, illegal trade and illegal transportation.

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 14/11/13  
Second reading moved 14/11/13  
Second reading debate 05/12/13  
Second reading debate 09/12/13  
Second reading agreed to 09/12/13  
Consideration in detail debate 09/12/13 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 09/12/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/12/13  
Second reading moved 11/12/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • Third reading

MS-Word PDF HTML

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • Revised explanatory memorandum

MS-Word PDF HTML

Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet ZA321]

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

MS-Word PDF HTML
Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7473]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7442 REVISED]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • Independent [sheet 7458]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

MS-Word PDF HTML

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (12/12/2013): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/02/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees