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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AMENDMENT BILL 2013

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Science and Research (Senator Farrell)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the bill.

In the committee

Bill, taken as a whole by leave, debated.

Senator Ludlam moved the following amendment:

 Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (before line 11), before section 24D, insert:

  

24CA Extended meaning of coal seam gas development and large coal mining development

  In this Subdivision:

   coal seam gas development has the meaning it would have if, in the definition of coal seam gas development in section 528, the reference to coal seam gas extraction included a reference to shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction.

large coal mining development has the meaning it would have if, in the definition of large coal mining development in section 528, the reference to coal mining activity included a reference to underground coal gasification mining activity.

Debate ensued.

At 2 pm: The President resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees (Senator Bernardi) reported progress.