Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 [Provisions]

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 [Provisions]

20 June 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-1-74229-656-2

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Committee membership (PDF 170KB)
 
Acronyms and abbreviations (PDF 12KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 35KB)

Purpose of the bill
Outline of the bill
Note on inquiry
Report structure

 
Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 95KB)

Coal seam gas mining
Coal mining
State and territory regulation
Commonwealth regulation
Coal seam gas projects approved by the Commonwealth
National approach to coal seam gas and coal mining

 
Chapter 3 - Discussion of key issues (PDF 115KB)

Support for decision making to be based on evidence
Failure of the current regulatory approach
Duplication of regulation
Committee comment
Definitions
Committee comment
The independence and expertise of IESC members
Committee comment
Public notification
Committee comment
'Stop the clock'
Committee comment

 
Additional comments from the Australian Greens (PDF 19KB)
 
Appendix 1 - Submissions and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 7KB)

Submissions
Answers to questions taken on notice

 
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 8KB)

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

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

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