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Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Environment

Summary

Introduced with the Recycling and Waste Reduction (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020, Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (General) Bill 2020, Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Customs) Bill 2020 and Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Excise) Bill 2020, the bill establishes a framework to: regulate the export of waste materials, in line with the agreement to ban the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres by the Council of Australian Governments in 2020; manage the environmental, health and safety impacts of products, in particular those impacts associated with the disposal of products; and provide for voluntary, co-regulatory and mandatory product stewardship schemes.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/08/20  
Second reading moved 27/08/20  
Second reading debate 22/10/20  
Second reading debate 26/10/20  
Second reading agreed to 26/10/20  
Consideration in detail debate 26/10/20 Amendment details: 16 Government agreed to
Third reading moved 28/10/20  
Third reading agreed to 28/10/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/11/20  
Second reading moved 09/11/20  
Second reading debate 03/12/20  
Second reading debate 07/12/20  
Second reading agreed to 07/12/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 07/12/20  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/12/20  
Third reading debated 08/12/20  
Third reading agreed to 08/12/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 08/12/20  
Assent 15/12/20 Act no: 119 - Year: 2020
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet US110]

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  • Non-Government
WILSON, Josh, MP

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  • Non-Government
STEGGALL, Zali, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 1134]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1071]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1052 revised]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1043 revised 2]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1032 revised]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1031 revised]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1030 revised]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 1029 revised]
WHISH-WILSON, Sen Peter

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes