Title Federal Environment Watchdog Bill 2021
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the environment, and for related purposes
Date 31-08-2021 03:38 PM
Source Senate
Parl No. 46
Bill Number S15/21
Bill Type Private
Reps Bill Code O
Status Before Senate
System Id legislation/bills/s1317_first-senate/0000


Federal Environment Watchdog Bill 2021
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" link="blue" vlink="blue" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2019‑2021</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">THE SENATE</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Federal Environment Watchdog Bill 2021</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2021</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Senator Hanson‑Young)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the environment, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmSchNo"> </span><span class="CharAmSchText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmPartNo"> </span><span class="CharAmPartText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5" style="margin-right:-.05pt">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5" style="margin-right:-.05pt">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5" style="margin-right:-.05pt">3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2</p> <p class="MsoToc6" style="margin-right:-.05pt"> Schedule 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7" style="margin-right:-.05pt"> Part 1—Commonwealth Environment Protection Authority<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9" style="margin-right:-.05pt">Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7" style="margin-right:-.05pt"> Part 2—Consequential amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">20</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9" style="margin-right:-.05pt">Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">20</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9" style="margin-right:-.05pt">Water Act 2007<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">60</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7" style="margin-right:-.05pt"> Part 3—Transitional provisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">61</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"/> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the environment, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <opc-section depth="0" ref="1fb9046c92414d778a94d73913d2e947" title="1  Short title"><a name="1fb9046c92414d778a94d73913d2e947"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc76392274"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act is the <i>Federal Environment Watchdog Act 2021</i>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="685a4796684a4a94a809a7b7444069f9" title="2  Commencement"><a name="685a4796684a4a94a809a7b7444069f9"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc76392275"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.</p> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="474" style="margin-left:5.35pt;border-collapse:collapse;border:none"> <thead> <tr> <td width="474" colspan="3" valign="top" style="width:355.55pt;border-top:solid windowtext 1.5pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:none; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement information</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 1</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 2</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 3</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Provisions</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Date/Details</p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  The whole of this Act</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the later of:</p> <p class="Tablea">(a) the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and</p> <p class="Tablea">(b) the day the Consolidated Revenue Fund is appropriated under an Act to the Department in which this Act is administered for payment to the Commonwealth Environment Protection Authority.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class="notetext"> Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.</p> <p class="subsection">              (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="add654d6363244ae9db52553edb47d58" title="3  Schedules"><a name="add654d6363244ae9db52553edb47d58"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc76392276"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Schedules</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.</p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="15c1b025-3b55-437a-9879-48ab91189d6c"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>