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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012

 

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Senator Waters)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to prevent the Commonwealth from handing responsibility for approving proposed actions that significantly impact matters protected under the Act to a State or Territory, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                    3

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to prevent the Commonwealth from handing responsibility for approving proposed actions that significantly impact matters protected under the Act to a State or Territory, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

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                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.