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Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Environment

Summary

Part of a package of five bills to establish a national framework to manage the ongoing use, handling and disposal of industrial chemicals, the bill: establishes decision-making principles that set out characteristics for categorising industrial chemicals according to their level of concern to the environment based on their use; enables the minister to make scheduling decisions to categorise an industrial chemical and set out the controls applicable to the use, handling and disposal of an industrial chemical; provides for consultation with the public and states and territories on matters relating to scheduling decisions and decision-making principles; establishes a register of scheduling decisions for industrial chemicals; establishes the Advisory Committee on the Environmental Management of Industrial Chemicals; provides for the sharing, protection, use and disclosure of information; enables the minister to delegate their functions and powers and make rules; and sets out matters relating to the scheduling charge.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/20  
Second reading moved 03/12/20  
Second reading debate 18/03/21  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/21  
Third reading agreed to 18/03/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/03/21  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/21  
Third reading agreed to 18/03/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 18/03/21  
Assent 26/03/21 Act no: 27 - Year: 2021
     

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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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes