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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

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2008

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Opp (1) [Sheet 5510] ( As amended )

          Schedule 2, item 1, page 12 (after line 10), after subsection 10(6A), insert:

          (6B)  At least one member must have knowledge of or experience in the tourism industry associated with the Marine Park.

(2)     Govt (1) [Sheet RE380]

          Schedule 6, item 9, page 114 (line 23) to page 115 (line 4), omit the item, substitute:

9  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

fishing means any of the following:

                     (a)  taking fish;

                     (b)  attempting to take fish;

                     (c)  engaging in any activity (including searching for fish, using fishing apparatus and using fish aggregating devices) in connection with taking, or attempting to take, fish.

(3)     Govt (1) [Sheet RC406]

          Schedule 6, page 115 (after line 4), after item 9, insert:

9A  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

geological storage operations means:

                     (a)  operations to inject and store a gas substance in part of a geological formation; or

                     (b)  operations preparing for or incidental to operations mentioned in paragraph (a).

(4)     Govt (2) [Sheet RC406]

          Schedule 6, item 24, page 117 (line 28), omit “ or drilling ”, substitute “ or geological storage operations ”.

(5)     Govt (3) [Sheet RC406]

          Schedule 6, item 24, page 118 (line 1), after “operations”, insert “or geological storage operations”.

(6)     Govt (4) [Sheet RC406]

          Schedule 6, item 24, page 118 (line 27), omit “ or drilling ”, substitute “ or geological storage operations ”.

(7)     Govt (5) [Sheet RC406]

          Schedule 6, item 24, page 118 (line 29), after “operations”, insert “or geological storage operations”.

(8)     Macdonald and Boswell (1) [Sheet 5550 Revised]

          Schedule 6, item 24, page 126 (after line 13), after Division 3, insert:

Division 3A—Convictions under former section 38CA

38CC  Convictions under former section 38CA

             (1)  Despite any other Commonwealth law or any State law or Territory law, if a person was convicted for an offence under section 38CA of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 :

                     (a)  that occurred during the period 1 July 2004 to 14 December 2006; and

                     (b)  that did not attract a monetary penalty exceeding $5,000;

that conviction is for all purposes to be treated as a spent conviction under Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 .

             (2)  For the avoidance of doubt, a conviction referred to in subsection (1) is to be treated as a spent conviction whether or not the waiting period for the offence under Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 has ended.

             (3)  Despite Division 3 of Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 , the exclusions provided by Division 6 of Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 do not apply in relation to a conviction referred to in subsection (1).

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

11 November 2008