Fuel Quality Standards Amendment Bill 2009

Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
  to: provide the minister with a wider range of conditions that can apply to approvals to vary fuel standards; simplify procedures when an urgent approval is required to avoid a fuel supply shortfall; provide for civil penalties, infringement notices and enforceable undertakings; enable the minister to consider how fuel is to be supplied when determining a standard; extend information sharing powers; and extend the types of courts that have jurisdiction for various matters. 

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House of Representatives
18 Mar 2009Introduced and read a first time
18 Mar 2009Second reading moved
12 May 2009Referred to Main Committee
13 May 2009Second reading debate
14 May 2009Second reading debate
14 May 2009Second reading agreed to
14 May 2009Reported from Main Committee
14 May 2009Third reading agreed to
15 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
15 Jun 2009Second reading moved
17 Sep 2009Second reading debate
17 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
17 Sep 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
17 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
20 Oct 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendment

20 Oct 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
06 Nov 2009Assent

Act no.: 107

Year: 2009

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