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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Industry, Innovation and Science

Summary

Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2019, the bill amends the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 to: transfer regulatory responsibility for offshore greenhouse gas wells and environmental management from the minister to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA); strengthen and clarify the powers of NOPSEMA inspectors to monitor and enforce compliance by regulated entities with their obligations under the Act and associated regulations; ensure valid designation of certain areas as 'frontier areas' for the purposes of the Designated Frontier Area tax incentive; make minor policy and technical amendments in relation to the operation of the Act; and remove references to specific titles of regulations, and instead enable references to the titles or provisions of regulations to be prescribed by regulations under the Act.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/07/19  
Second reading moved 25/07/19  
Second reading debate 11/09/19  
Second reading agreed to 11/09/19  
Third reading agreed to 11/09/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11/09/19  
Second reading moved 11/09/19  
Second reading debate 15/10/19  
Second reading agreed to 15/10/19  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/10/19  
Third reading agreed to 16/10/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/10/19  
Assent 28/10/19 Act no: 92 - Year: 2019
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8741]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes