Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43

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Summary

Amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to establish an Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development as a statutory authority to provide federal, state and territory governments with scientific advice on coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which may have significant impacts on water resources.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Mar 2012
Second reading moved 22 Mar 2012
Second reading debate 23 May 2012
Second reading debate 28 May 2012
Second reading debate 29 May 2012
Second reading agreed to 29 May 2012
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
29 May 2012
Third reading agreed to 29 May 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Jun 2012
Second reading moved 18 Jun 2012
Second reading debate 22 Aug 2012
Second reading debate 10 Sep 2012
Second reading agreed to 10 Sep 2012
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government and 11 amendments moved by Senators Xenophon, Heffernan, Madigan, Nash and Waters agreed to
10 Sep 2012
Third reading agreed to 10 Sep 2012
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 12 Sep 2012
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1 and 3 and disagreed to Senate amendments 2 and 4 to 13 and House made 11 amendments in place thereof
17 Sep 2012
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 18 Sep 2012
Consideration of House of Reps message 09 Oct 2012
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 2 and 4 to 13 and agreed to House amendments made in their place
10 Oct 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 145
  • Year: 2012
24 Oct 2012

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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