Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2007

Environment and Water Resources 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
  to implement changes to the governance arrangements of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Also provides for: a periodic outlook report; development of zoning plans for the Marine Park; and replaces the Great Barrier Reef Consultative Committee with a non-statutory advisory board. 

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House of Representatives
28 Mar 2007Introduced and read a first time
28 Mar 2007Second reading moved
10 May 2007Second reading agreed to
10 May 2007Third reading agreed to
12 Jun 2007Introduced and read a first time
12 Jun 2007Second reading moved
18 Jun 2007Second reading agreed to
21 Jun 2007Third reading agreed to

28 Jun 2007Assent

Act no.: 106

Year: 2007

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