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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Great Barrier Reef) Bill 2013


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
WATERS, Sen Larissa

Summary

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to: prohibit developments within and outside existing port areas along the Great Barrier Reef coastline; implement a moratorium from 20 March 2013 on approval of developments impacting on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area until a strategic assessment is completed and deemed adequate by the World Heritage Committee; and prohibit approval of any developments that do not deliver a net benefit to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/13  
Second reading moved 20/03/13  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (13/06/2013)
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