Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008

Resources, Energy and Tourism 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
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. 

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House of Representatives
18 Jun 2008Introduced and read a first time
18 Jun 2008Second reading moved
17 Sep 2008Second reading debate
18 Sep 2008Second reading debate
18 Sep 2008Second reading agreed to
18 Sep 2008Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 93 Government agreed to
18 Sep 2008Third reading agreed to
24 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
24 Sep 2008Second reading moved
24 Sep 2008Second reading debate
15 Oct 2008Second reading debate
16 Oct 2008Second reading debate
10 Nov 2008Second reading debate
10 Nov 2008Second reading agreed to
10 Nov 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government and 11 Opposition agreed to
10 Nov 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
11 Nov 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

11 Nov 2008Text of bill as passed both Houses
21 Nov 2008Assent

Act no.: 117

Year: 2008

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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