Second Reading Speeches

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Amendment (Using New Technologies to Fight Climate Change) Bill 2023

Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Gives effect to Australia’s obligations arising out of the 2009 and 2013 amendments to the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972 by amending the

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981
to: enable a permit to be granted for the export of carbon dioxide streams from carbon dioxide capture processes for the purpose of sequestration into a sub-seabed geological formation; enable a permit to be granted for the placement of wastes or other matter for a marine geoengineering activity for the purpose of scientific research; and make minor consequential and technical amendments.

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