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Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Portfolio
Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Summary

Introduced with the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021 to facilitate and regulate the development of electricity infrastructure in Commonwealth waters, the bill: prohibits offshore renewable energy infrastructure and offshore electricity transmission infrastructure in the Commonwealth offshore area without a licence; provides for the minister to declare specified areas suitable for offshore infrastructure activities and to grant licences allowing proponents to undertake offshore infrastructure activities in specified areas; provides for safety and protection zones to protect offshore electricity infrastructure; establishes the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar to administer the licensing scheme, including maintaining a register of licences and managing the licence application process; identifies the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority as the Offshore Infrastructure Regulator with work health and safety, environmental management, infrastructure integrity and regulatory functions; provides for directions, compliance and enforcement powers; and provides for the protection of worker safety through modified application of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02/09/21  
Second reading moved 02/09/21  
Second reading debate 27/10/21  
Second reading debate 28/10/21  
Second reading agreed to 28/10/21  
Consideration in detail debate 28/10/21  
Third reading agreed to 28/10/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/11/21  
Second reading moved 22/11/21  
Second reading debate 25/11/21  
Second reading agreed to 25/11/21  
Third reading agreed to 25/11/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 25/11/21  
     

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

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
KELLY, Craig, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 1459]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes