National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Bill 1997

National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Bill 1997

March 1998

© Commonwealth of Australia 1998
ISSN 1326-933X

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Report - National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Bill 1997 (PDF 246KB)

Membership of the Committee
Background to the inquiry
Background to the bill
The bill
Consideration by Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills
Financial implications
The government’s response
Issues raised in submissions
  Consultation with the States/Territories on the bill
  The general scheme of the bill
  Scope of Environment Minister’s discretion
  Definition of terms
  Exemptions from application of State laws: ‘national interest’
  Exemptions from application of State laws: various issues
  Environmental audits & environmental management plans
  Enforcement; offences; administrative review
  Accountability and public participation
Recommendation
  References
Minority report by Senator Allison, Australian Democrats
Comments by Opposition Senators
Appendix 1 - List of submissions
Appendix 2 - Environment Australia’s response to submissions

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment, Communications and the Arts
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: ecita.sen@aph.gov.au

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