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Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2011

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Implementation of Measure 4 (2004)                                             5

Part 1—Safety approvals                                                                                              5

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                           5

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       13

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         13

Part 3—Application provisions                                                                               16

Schedule 2—Implementation of Annex VI to the Madrid Protocol       17

Part 1—Environmental protection approvals                                                   17

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         17

Part 2—Environmental emergencies etc.                                                            39

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         39

Part 3—Amendment relating to safety approvals                                          55

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         55

Part 4—Application and savings provisions                                                     56

Schedule 3—Implementation of Measure 15 (2009)                                        58

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         58

Schedule 4—Amendments commencing on the day after Royal Assent   64

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         64

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The earlier of:

(a) a single day to be fixed by Proclamation; and

(b) the day Measure 4 (2004), adopted by the XXVIIth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting at Cape Town on 4 June 2004, comes into force for Australia.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day the Measure comes into force for Australia.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Parts 2 and 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 9; and

(b) immediately after Measure 4 (2004), adopted by the XXVIIth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting at Cape Town on 4 June 2004, comes into force for Australia.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day the Measure comes into force for Australia.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The earlier of:

(a) a single day to be fixed by Proclamation; and

(b) the day Annex VI to the Madrid Protocol, attached to Measure 1 (2005) adopted by the XXVIIIth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting at Stockholm on 17 June 2005, comes into force for Australia.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day the Annex comes into force for Australia.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 9; and

(b) immediately after Annex VI to the Madrid Protocol, attached to Measure 1 (2005) adopted by the XXVIIIth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting at Stockholm on 17 June 2005, comes into force for Australia.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day the Annex comes into force for Australia.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Part 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3; and

(b) the start of the day Annex VI to the Madrid Protocol, attached to Measure 1 (2005) adopted by the XXVIIIth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting at Stockholm on 17 June 2005, comes into force for Australia.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day the Annex comes into force for Australia.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 4

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 5.

 

8.  Schedule 3

The later of:

(a) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) the day Measure 15 (2009), adopted by the XXXIInd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting at Baltimore on 17 April 2009, comes into force for Australia.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day the Measure comes into force for Australia.

 

9.  Schedule 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.