Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Authority Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Environment and Energy
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 to: replace the existing full-time Chairperson of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority position with a part-time Chairperson and full-time Chief Executive Officer; establish an additional part-time member position; specify the skills required for the appointment of members; limit the number of consecutive terms able to be served by an individual member; provide for termination of members by the Governor-General for underperformance; require that any other paid work undertaken by a part-time member does not conflict with the proper performance of their duties as a member of the authority; and make a minor technical amendment; and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to make consequential amendments.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06 Dec 2017
Second reading moved 06 Dec 2017
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2018
Second reading agreed to 08 Feb 2018
Third reading agreed to 08 Feb 2018
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08 Feb 2018
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2018
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2018
Second reading agreed to 13 Feb 2018
Third reading agreed to 13 Feb 2018
Finally passed both Houses 13 Feb 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 12
  • Year: 2018
05 Mar 2018

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