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Second Reading Speeches

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
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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.