Lands Acquisition Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Finance and Deregulation
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the Lands Acquisition Act 1989 to: allow states and territories to administer exploration and/or mining on Commonwealth land through regulations that incorporate or adopt state/territory mining legislation; provide for a penalty regime for breaches of the regulations; enable the minister to make offers of compensation to interest holders without a claim being made; and remove the requirement for commercial acquisitions in the market of an interest in land to be tabled in Parliament. Also repeals the Lands Acquisition (Defence) Act 1968.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2008
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2008
Referred to Main Committee 19 Mar 2008
Second reading debate 20 Mar 2008
Second reading agreed to 20 Mar 2008
Reported from Main Committee 13 May 2008
Third reading agreed to 13 May 2008
Introduced and read a first time 14 May 2008
Second reading moved 14 May 2008
Second reading debate 26 Jun 2008
Second reading agreed to 26 Jun 2008
Third reading agreed to 26 Jun 2008
  • Act no.: 82
  • Year: 2008
12 Jul 2008

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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

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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