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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Summary

Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2021, the bill amends the: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 to: provide for oversight and scrutiny of transactions involving a change of control of a petroleum or greenhouse gas titleholder, through a merger or takeover; expand existing powers to 'call back' previous titleholders to decommission infrastructure and remediate the marine environment in the title area where the current or immediate former titleholder is unable to do so (known as 'trailing liability'); provide for specific decision-making criteria and expanded information-gathering powers; and make minor and technical amendments in relation to the operation of the Act, including enabling electronic lodgement of applications. Also repeals 23 obsolete Acts.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/05/21  
Second reading moved 26/05/21  
Second reading debate 05/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 05/08/21  
Third reading agreed to 05/08/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/08/21  
Second reading moved 09/08/21  
Second reading debate 12/08/21  
Second reading debate 23/08/21  
Second reading agreed to 23/08/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/08/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/08/21  
Third reading agreed to 24/08/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 24/08/21  
Assent 02/09/21 Act no: 96 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Independent [sheet 1349]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1377]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes