Offshore Petroleum (Safety Levies) Bill 2003

Industry, Tourism and Resources
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Introduced with the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Bill 2003, the bill imposes levies (a safety investigation levy, a safety case levy and a pipeline safety management plan levy) on the operators of facilities engaged in the exploration, development and production of offshore petroleum. The levies will be used to fund the regulatory activities of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority. Also contains a regulation-making power.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17 Sep 2003
Second reading moved 17 Sep 2003
Second reading agreed to 13 Oct 2003
Third reading agreed to 13 Oct 2003
Introduced and read a first time 14 Oct 2003
Second reading moved 14 Oct 2003
Second reading agreed to 15 Oct 2003
Third reading agreed to 25 Nov 2003
  • Act no.: 117
  • Year: 2003
04 Dec 2003

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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