Nature Positive (Environment Protection Australia) Bill 2024

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

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Introduced with the Nature Positive (Environment Information Australia) Bill 2024 and Nature Positive (Environment Law Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2024, the bill establishes Environment Protection Australia as a statutory Commonwealth entity to undertake regulatory and implementation functions under a range of environmental Commonwealth laws.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29 May 2024
Second reading moved 29 May 2024
Second reading debate 04 Jun 2024
Second reading debate 06 Jun 2024
Second reading debate 26 Jun 2024
Second reading debate 27 Jun 2024
Second reading debate 02 Jul 2024
Second reading debate 03 Jul 2024
Second reading agreed to 03 Jul 2024
Consideration in detail debate 03 Jul 2024
Consideration in detail debate 04 Jul 2024
Third reading agreed to 04 Jul 2024

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest


Helpful information

Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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