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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Authority Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Environment and Energy

Summary

Amends the: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 to: replace the existing full-time Chairperson of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority position with a part-time Chairperson and full-time Chief Executive Officer; establish an additional part-time member position; specify the skills required for the appointment of members; limit the number of consecutive terms able to be served by an individual member; provide for termination of members by the Governor-General for underperformance; require that any other paid work undertaken by a part-time member does not conflict with the proper performance of their duties as a member of the authority; and make a minor technical amendment; and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06/12/17  
Second reading moved 06/12/17  
Second reading debate 08/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 08/02/18  
Third reading agreed to 08/02/18  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08/02/18  
Second reading moved 13/02/18  
Second reading debate 13/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/18  
Third reading agreed to 13/02/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/02/18  
Assent 05/03/18 Act no: 12 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (07/02/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 4 of 2018
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)