Second Reading Speeches

Environment and Infrastructure Legislation Amendment (Stop Adani) Bill 2017

WATERS, Sen Larissa
Originating house
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the:

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
to impose additional obligations on the minister in making decisions on approvals and conditions; and
Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016
to: require the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to assess whether an entity is a suitable person for the purposes of providing financial assistance for Northern Australia economic infrastructure; and provide that, in undertaking an assessment, the facility consults with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Crime Commission. Also provides for a review of certain existing approvals under the
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
in relation to the Adani group.

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