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Customs Amendment (Prohibition of Certain Coal Exports) Bill 2013

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Customs Amendment (Prohibition of Certain Coal Exports) Bill 2013

 

 

OUTLINE

The policy intention of the bill is to prohibit coal exports from water catchment areas in the Wyong Shire.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 The bill will have no financial impact

 

NOTES ON CLAUSES

There are principally 2 clauses in this bill that seek to amend the Customs Act 1901.

The effect of the clauses is as follows:

After subsection 112(2AD) of the customs act a provision is inserted that prohibits the exportation of coal from Australia that is mined in the “area defined by the Wyong Shire Council as the “Water Catchment Valleys and District” as at 18 March 2013.

The second amendment to the act allows the Minister by legislative instrument to designate an other area for prohibition of the export of coal.

The amendments if passed are not retrospective but prospective.

STATEMENT OF COMPATIBILITY WITH HUMAN RIGHTS

Customs Amendment (Prohibition of Certain Coal Exports) Bill 2013

This bill is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

The general purpose of the bill is to prevent the export of coal from water catchment areas in the Wyong Shire.

The bill is compatible with human rights because it does not raise any human rights issues

 

 

Craig Thomson