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Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021


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

Summary

Further to the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 and the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021, the bill amends the: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 to: extend the operation of the Act to provide that a person commits an offence if a regulated entity interferes with offshore infrastructure activities; clarify the dual role of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) in regulating the Act and the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure framework, including in relation to NOPSEMA's duties, money and annual reporting requirements; and clarify that the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator may also be appointed as the Offshore Infrastructure Registrar; and Coral Sea Islands Act 1969, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Sea Installations Act 1987 and Telecommunications Act 1997 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/10/21  
Second reading moved 21/10/21  
Second reading debate 27/10/21  
Second reading debate 28/10/21  
Second reading agreed to 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  
Assent 02/12/21 Act no: 121 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

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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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes