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  • Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greater Sunrise) Bill 2007

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    14 Feb 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Tourism and Resources 
    Summary
    Introduced with the
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Greater Sunrise) Bill 2007
    , the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2006
    ,
    Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
    and
    Radiocommunications Act 1992
    to put in place a framework necessary for Australia to meet its obligations under the Greater Sunrise Unitisation Agreement between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste when the
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2006
    comes into force. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Jun 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources, Energy and Tourism 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2006
    to enable the transportation by pipeline and injection and storage of greenhouse gas substances in Commonwealth offshore waters by: providing for the release of offshore acreage over which greenhouse gas titles may be obtained, establishing a system of titles to authorise title-holders to engage in greenhouse gas related operations and conferring on the minister regulatory powers in relation to those titles and activities, and adapting existing petroleum provisions relating to administrative, regulatory and process matters to greenhouse gas titles and operations. Also amends the existing regime of petroleum titles to accommodate the new kinds of activity being authorised by the Act; amends the long title of the Act and renames it as the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    ; and makes consequential amendments to 27 other Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2008

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum Act 2006
    to: convert certain geodetic data references of area descriptions to Geocentric Datum of Australia (GOA94); remove certain ministerial emergency powers in part of Bass Strait; and make technical corrections. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    25 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Part of a package of five bills in relation to the administration and regulation of petroleum and greenhouse gas storage operations in Commonwealth waters, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Act 2006
    to replace references to ‘Designated Authority’ with ‘Titles Administrator’ consequent on the proposed
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Act 2011

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Designated Coastal Waters) Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Dec 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2014, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to confine the operation of the levy regime to the area constituted by the existing definition of designated coastal waters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    26 Feb 2015 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to: enable the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator to collect an annual titles administration levy in relation to boundary-change petroleum exploration permits; and replace references to ‘OHS inspectors’ with ‘NOPSEMA inspectors’. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2013

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    20 Nov 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Cash Bidding) Bill 2013, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to enable the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator to collect an annual titles administration levy in relation to cash bid petroleum exploration permits. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2014

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 May 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Industry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Regulatory Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2014, the bill amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to: provide for the environment plan levy to be imposed on the submission of an environment plan by an applicant for a petroleum access authority, petroleum special prospecting authority, pipeline licence, greenhouse gas special authority or greenhouse gas search authority; and ensure that the annual titles administration levy is imposed for a year of the term of a title, even if the title does not remain in force for the full year. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Amendment Bill 2009

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    19 Mar 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Act 2003
    to remove references to the pipeline safety management plan levy to enable the payment of safety case levies for pipelines. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Amendment Bill 2010

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Act 2003
    to provide transitional arrangements until 31 December 2012 to enable safety levies relating to pipelines in designated coastal waters to be collected in certain states and the Northern Territory. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum