Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
  to provide a framework for the administration and management of the Great Barrier Reef Park which integrates with the
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  and other legislation by: implementing environmental impact assessment and permitting processes; investigation and evidence collection; targeted approaches to enforcement; encouraging responsible use of the Park; and new emergency management powers. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
18 Jun 2008Introduced and read a first time
18 Jun 2008Second reading moved
25 Jun 2008Second reading debate
26 Jun 2008Second reading debate
26 Aug 2008Second reading agreed to
26 Aug 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
27 Aug 2008Introduced and read a first time
27 Aug 2008Second reading moved
28 Aug 2008Second reading debate
01 Sep 2008Second reading debate
01 Sep 2008Second reading agreed to
11 Nov 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 6 Government, 1 Opposition (as amended) and 1 Macdonald/Boswell agreed to
11 Nov 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
12 Nov 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


12 Nov 2008Text of bill as passed both Houses
25 Nov 2008Assent

Act no.: 125

Year: 2008

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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