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Second Reading Speeches

Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Environment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

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
and
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.