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  • Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Establishes a national regime for the regulation of non-economic distribution and retail regulation of gas and electricity by amending the:
    Australian Energy Market Act 2004
    to: apply the National Energy Retail Law and the National Energy Retail Regulations in Australia’s offshore areas; and provide that the Australian Energy Regulator, the Australian Energy Market Commission, the Australian Competition Tribunal and the minister undertake a range of functions and powers to regulate the energy retail regime;
    Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
    to provide that decisions made under the regime are subject to judicial review; and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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 (Royalty) Act 2006
    to replace references to ‘Designated Authority’ with ‘State Minister’ consequent on the proposed
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Act 2011

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • 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 Act 2006
    to replace the state and Northern Territory based Designated Authorities with the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (which will replace the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority and have extended functions) and the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (located within the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism) to administer and regulate petroleum and greenhouse gas storage operations in Commonwealth waters in the Australian offshore area. Also repeals the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Annual Fees) Act 2006
    and
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Act 2006
    and makes amendments consequential on these repeals. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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 (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003
    to impose cost recovery levies (an annual titles administration levy and an environment plan levy) on the registered holders of offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage titles. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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 Minerals Act 1994
    and
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to provide that any security interests acquired in petroleum, greenhouse gas and offshore minerals titles are not personal property securities for the purposes of the
    Personal Property Securities Act 2009

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: make amendments consequential on the enactment of the proposed
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Regulatory Levies Legislation Amendment (2011 Measures No. 1) Act 2011
    ; provide that the levies become due and payable at a specified date; impose a late penalty payment; and provide that the levies and late payment penalties are payable to, and recoverable by, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Feb 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    to: impose cost recovery levies (an annual well levy, a well activity levy and a well investigation levy) on the holders of offshore petroleum titles in respect of well and well-related activities; and amend the long and short titles of the Act. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • 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

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Resources and Energy 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
    in relation to: functions of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority; multiple titleholders of petroleum titles; strict liability offences; occupational health and safety duties of titleholders; and transitional and technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum