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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Environment

Summary

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to: establish a framework for the making, varying, revoking and application of National Environmental Standards; and establish an Environment Assurance Commissioner to undertake monitoring or auditing of the operation of bilateral agreements with states and territories and Commonwealth processes for making and enforcing approval decisions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/02/21  
Second reading moved 25/02/21  
Second reading debate 22/06/21  
Second reading debate 23/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 23/06/21  
Consideration in detail debate 23/06/21 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 23/06/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/08/21  
Second reading moved 03/08/21  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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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 TK296]

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  • Non-Government
STEGGALL, Zali, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes