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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AMENDMENT BILL 2013

Order read for the further consideration of the bill in committee of the whole.

In the committee

Consideration resumed of the bill—and of the amendment moved by Senator Ludlam (see entry no. 4).

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


The committee divided—

AYES, 10

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Madigan

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

NOES, 25

Senators—

Bilyk

Birmingham

Cameron

Carr, Kim

Colbeck

Collins

Crossin

Edwards

Faulkner

Furner

Hogg

Lines

Marshall

McLucas

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Ruston

Singh

Sinodinos

Smith

Stephens

Thorp

Urquhart

Williams

Question negatived.

Senator Birmingham moved the following amendment:

 Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 15), omit "involves", substitute "is a".

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES,28


Senators—
BernardiFawcettMacdonaldRonaldson
BirminghamFierravanti-WellsMadiganRuston
BoyceFifieldMasonRyan
Bushby (Teller)HeffernanMcKenzieScullion
CashHumphriesNashSinodinos
ColbeckJohnstonParrySmith
EdwardsKrogerPayneWilliams

NOES, 34


Senators—
BilykFurnerMilneThistlethwaite
BrownGallacherMooreThorp
CameronHanson-YoungPolley (Teller)Urquhart
Carr, KimHoggPrattWaters
CollinsLinesRhiannonWhish-Wilson
CrossinLudlamSiewertWright
Di NataleMarshallSinghXenophon
FarrellMcEwenStephens
FeeneyMcLucasSterle

Question negatived.


Senator Birmingham moved the following amendment:

 Schedule 1, item 1, page 7 (after line 17), after section 24E, insert:

  

24F Independent review

  (1) The Minister must cause an independent review to be undertaken by a person or body of:

 (a) the operation of Subdivision FB of Division 1 of Part 3 of the Act; and

 (b) the extent to which that Subdivision has contributed to achieving the objects of the Act.

  (2) The first review must be undertaken within 4 years of the date that the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Act 2013 receives the Royal Assent. Subsequent reviews must be undertaken at intervals of not more than 4 years after the date that the previous independent review is tabled in each House of the Parliament.

  (3) The person or body undertaking the independent review must take into account any submissions of the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development.

  (4) The person or body undertaking a review must give a report of the review to the Minister.

  (5) The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the Minister receives it.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES,28


Senators—
BernardiFawcettMacdonaldRuston
BirminghamFierravanti-WellsMasonRyan
BoyceFifieldMcKenzieScullion
Bushby (Teller)HeffernanNashSinodinos
CashHumphriesParrySmith
ColbeckJohnstonPayneWilliams
EdwardsKrogerRonaldsonXenophon

NOES, 34


Senators—
BilykFurnerMcLucasSterle
BishopGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
BrownHanson-YoungMooreThorp
Carr, KimHoggPolleyUrquhart
CollinsLinesPrattWaters
CrossinLudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson
Di NataleMadiganSiewertWright
FarrellMarshallSingh
FeeneyMcEwen (Teller)Stephens

Question negatived.

Question—That the bill stand as printed—divided, at the request of Senator Birmingham, in respect of Schedule 1, items 3A, 4A and 4B.


Schedule 1, items 3A, 4A and 4B debated.

Question—That Schedule 1, items 3A, 4A and 4B stand as printed—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 36

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Lines

Ludlam

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Rhiannon

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Xenophon

NOES, 28

Senators—

Back (Teller)

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boyce

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Edwards

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Kroger

Macdonald

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ruston

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams

Items agreed to.

Senator Waters moved the following amendment:

 Schedule 1, page 8 (after line 4), after item 6, insert:

 6A After section 131AB

  Insert:

 

131AC Minister must be satisfied that owners and occupiers of land have consented etc.

  (1) This section applies to the taking of an action if a provision of Subdivision FB of Division 1 of Part 3 is a controlling provision for the action.

  (2) The Minister must not approve, for the purposes of the controlling provision, the taking of the action, unless the Minister is satisfied that any owner, and any occupier, of land that would be likely to be affected by the taking of the action:

 (a) has obtained independent legal advice; and

 (b) has obtained independent advice in relation to the likely impacts of the taking of the action; and

 (c) has freely given informed consent in relation to the taking of the action.

At 9.50 pm: The Deputy President (Senator Parry) resumed the chair and the Chair of Committees reported progress.