Offshore Petroleum Bill 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Industry, Tourism and Resources 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Part of a package of 5 bills which rewrites and replaces the legislation currently providing for the administration of Australia’s offshore petroleum resources the bill replaces the Petroleum
(Submerged Lands) Act 1967
  and provides for: the grant of exploration permits, retention leases, production licences, infrastructure licences, pipeline licences, special prospecting authorities and access authorities; and occupational health and safety provisions, including the operation of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority for their administration. 

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House of Representatives
23 Jun 2005Introduced and read a first time
23 Jun 2005Second reading moved
18 Aug 2005Second reading agreed to
18 Aug 2005Third reading agreed to
Senate
05 Sep 2005Introduced and read a first time
05 Sep 2005Second reading moved
27 Feb 2006Second reading agreed to
27 Feb 2006Committee of the Whole debate
01 Mar 2006Third reading agreed to


29 Mar 2006Assent

Act no.: 14

Year: 2006

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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