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Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Bill 2016

Originating house
House of Representatives
Environment and Energy


Introduced with the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Levy Bill 2016, the bill amends the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 to: enable full cost recovery under the hazardous waste permit scheme; remove the requirement for particulars of certain export applications to be specified in the regulations prior to a decision being made; remove the requirement to specify the place of export in a Basel export permit; remove the $8000 cap on the prescribed fee amount for permit applications; enable indexation of permit fees; provide that certain permit and application information currently required to be published in the Commonwealth Gazette will instead be published on the Department of Environment and Energy’s website; introduce new permit and notification arrangements for the bringing of hazardous waste into Australia; enable the minister to delegate any or all of his or her functions and powers under the Act to Executive Level 2 employees; remove the text of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal; provide that permit applications must be accompanied by a levy; and make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/16  
Second reading moved 24/11/16  
Second reading debate 07/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 07/02/17  
Third reading agreed to 07/02/17  
Introduced and read a first time 08/02/17  
Second reading moved 08/02/17  
Second reading debate 09/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 09/02/17  
Third reading agreed to 09/02/17  
Finally passed both Houses 09/02/17  
Assent 22/02/17 Act no: 8 - Year: 2017

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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