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Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013

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Amends the Defence Act 1903 to establish a framework for the administration of access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) by: enabling the minister to make the Woomera Prohibited Area Rules prescribe certain matters, including defining the WPA and the zones to be demarcated within that area; creating a permit system for access and use by non-defence users; introducing offences and penalties for entering the WPA without permission and for failing to comply with a condition of a permit; providing for compensation for any acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms; and providing for a cap on compensation payable to a person for loss or damage suffered in the WPA.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 May 2013
Second reading moved 30 May 2013
Referred to Federation Chamber 06 Jun 2013
Second reading debate 06 Jun 2013
Second reading agreed to 06 Jun 2013
Reported from Federation Chamber 06 Jun 2013
Third reading agreed to 06 Jun 2013
Introduced and read a first time 17 Jun 2013
Second reading moved 17 Jun 2013
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12 Nov 2013

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