Environment Legislation Amendment (Protecting Dugongs and Turtles) Bill 2019

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
HINCH, Sen Derryn
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Act 1975 to require that agreements between the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and community groups include consideration of the protection and conservation of dugongs and turtles; Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 to: update the rules governing the accreditation and funding process for traditional use of marine resource agreements; and to require traditional owners to describe the methods by which harvesting of protected species is to occur; Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Act 1975 to increase penalties for aggravated offences in relation to protection of listed marine species; and Australian Border Force Act 2015, Australian Federal Police Act 1979, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 to require Commonwealth agencies that are responsible for enforcing offence provisions under environment legislation to report on actions they have taken in respect of dugongs and turtles.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14 Feb 2019
Second reading moved 14 Feb 2019

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