Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
The bill: addresses implications arising from the Federal Court’s decision in
Tarkine National Coalition Incorporated v Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
  [2013] FCA 694 by ensuring the validity of specified decisions made prior to 31 December 2013 that require the minister to have regard to any relevant approved conservation advice; and amends the
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
  to provide additional protection for dugong and turtle populations from the threats of poaching, illegal trade and illegal transportation. 

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House of Representatives
14 Nov 2013Introduced and read a first time
14 Nov 2013Second reading moved
05 Dec 2013Second reading debate
09 Dec 2013Second reading debate
09 Dec 2013Second reading agreed to
09 Dec 2013Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
09 Dec 2013Third reading agreed to
11 Dec 2013Introduced and read a first time
11 Dec 2013Second reading moved
04 Dec 2014Second reading debate
12 Feb 2015Second reading debate
12 Feb 2015Second reading agreed to
12 Feb 2015Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Australian Greens agreed to
12 Feb 2015Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
12 Feb 2015Message from Senate reported
23 Feb 2015Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendment

23 Feb 2015Finally passed both Houses
05 Mar 2015Assent

Act no.: 11

Year: 2015

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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