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representatives vote 2013-03-21#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:14

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Description

  • The majority voted in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-21.42.1 amendment] to further protect water resources from coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.
  • The amendment was introduced by Independent MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Windsor&display=summary Tony Windsor]. It gives precedence to the subdivision of the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) that protects water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.(This subdivision is available to read on [http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00539/Html/Volume_1#_Toc367270326 ComLaw], the Commonwealth website that contains the full text of all recent Australian Government legislation. For more on the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Wikipedia entry].) This is the case even where bilateral agreements would otherwise allow a state government to act in respect of this type of development without approval.
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-21.42.1) to further protect water resources from coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.
  • The amendment was introduced by Independent MP [Tony Windsor](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Windsor&display=summary). It gives precedence to the subdivision of the _Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999_ (Cth) that protects water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.(This subdivision is available to read on [ComLaw](http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00539/Html/Volume_1#_Toc367270326), the Commonwealth website that contains the full text of all recent Australian Government legislation. For more on the _Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999_ (Cth) see the [Wikipedia entry](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999).) This is the case even where bilateral agreements would otherwise allow a state government to act in respect of this type of development without approval.
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representatives vote 2013-03-21#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:54

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-21.42.1 amendment] to further protect water resources from coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.
  • The amendment was introduced by Independent MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Windsor&display=summary Tony Windsor]. It gives precedence to the subdivision of the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) that protects water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.[1] This is the case even where bilateral agreements would otherwise allow a state government to act in respect of this type of development without approval.
  • The amendment was introduced by Independent MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Windsor&display=summary Tony Windsor]. It gives precedence to the subdivision of the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) that protects water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.(This subdivision is available to read on [http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00539/Html/Volume_1#_Toc367270326 ComLaw], the Commonwealth website that contains the full text of all recent Australian Government legislation. For more on the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Wikipedia entry].) This is the case even where bilateral agreements would otherwise allow a state government to act in respect of this type of development without approval.
  • References
  • * [1] This subdivision is available to read on [http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00539/Html/Volume_1#_Toc367270326 ComLaw], the Commonwealth website that contains the full text of all recent Australian Government legislation. For more on the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Wikipedia entry].
representatives vote 2013-03-21#1

Edited by MA

on 2014-01-15 14:06:21

Title

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Protect water resources from coal seam gas and large coal mining
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Bilateral agreements

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-21.42.1 amendment] to further protect water resources from coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.
  • The amendment was introduced by Independent MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Windsor&display=summary Tony Windsor]. It gives precedence to the subdivision of the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) that protects water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.[1] This is the case even where bilateral agreements would otherwise allow a state government to act in respect of this type of development without approval.
  • References
  • * [1] This subdivision is available to read on [http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00539/Html/Volume_1#_Toc367270326 ComLaw], the Commonwealth website that contains the full text of all recent Australian Government legislation. For more on the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Wikipedia entry].
representatives vote 2013-03-21#1

Edited by MA

on 2014-01-08 14:00:29

Title

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Protect water resources from coal seam gas development and large coal mining development
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Protect water resources from coal seam gas and large coal mining

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-21.42.1 amendment] to further protect water resources from coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.
  • The amendment was introduced by Independent MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Windsor&display=summary Tony Windsor]. It gives precedence to the subdivision of the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) that protects water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.[1] This is the case even where bilateral agreements would otherwise allow a state government to act in respect of this type of development without approval.
  • References
  • * [1] This subdivision is available to read on [http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00539/Html/Volume_1#_Toc367270326 ComLaw], the Commonwealth website that contains the full text of all recent Australian Government legislation. For more on the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Wikipedia entry].
representatives vote 2013-03-21#1

Edited by MA

on 2014-01-04 13:51:45

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-21.42.1 amendment] to further protect water resources from coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.
  • The amendment was introduced by Independent MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Windsor&display=summary Tony Windsor]. It gives precedence to the [http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00539/Html/Volume_1#_Toc367270326 part] of the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) that protects water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.[1] This is the case even where bilateral agreements would otherwise allow a state government to act in respect of this type of development without approval.
  • The amendment was introduced by Independent MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Windsor&display=summary Tony Windsor]. It gives precedence to the subdivision of the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) that protects water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.[1] This is the case even where bilateral agreements would otherwise allow a state government to act in respect of this type of development without approval.
  • References
  • * [1] For more on the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Wikipedia entry].
  • * [1] This subdivision is available to read on [http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00539/Html/Volume_1#_Toc367270326 ComLaw], the Commonwealth website that contains the full text of all recent Australian Government legislation. For more on the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Wikipedia entry].
representatives vote 2013-03-21#1

Edited by MA

on 2014-01-04 13:48:38

Title

  • Bills — Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013; Consideration in Detail
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Protect water resources from coal seam gas development and large coal mining development

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Tony Burke</p>
  • <p>I present a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill and seek leave to move government amendments (1) to (6) as circulated together.</p>
  • <p>Leave granted.</p>
  • <p>I move government amendments (1) to (6):</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1) Schedule 1, items 20 and 21, page 10 (line 26) to page 11 (line 4), omit the items, substitute:</p>
  • <p class="italic">20 Application</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to an action involving coal seam gas development or large coal mining development that is taken on or after the day this item commences, even if the action began before that time, unless:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(a) item 22 of this Schedule applies in relation to the taking of the action; or</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(b) the Minister decides, under item 23 of this Schedule, that sections 24D and 24E of the new law are not controlling provisions for the action.</p>
  • <p class="italic">(2) Schedule 1, item 22, page 11 (lines 7 to 13), omit subitem (1), substitute:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1) The amendments made by this Schedule do not apply in relation to the taking of an action by a person involving coal seam gas development or large coal mining development if:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(a) immediately before the day this item commences, any of the circumstances set out in subitem (2) were satisfied in relation to the action and the person; or</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(b) immediately before 13 March 2013, the circumstance set out in subitem (2A) was satisfied in relation to the action and the person.</p>
  • <p class="italic">(3) Schedule 1, item 22, page 11 (line 14), omit "subitem (1)", substitute "paragraph (1)(a)".</p>
  • <p class="italic">(4) Schedule 1, item 22, page 11 (lines 24 to 33), omit paragraphs (2)(d) and (e), substitute:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(d) both:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(i) the Minister has informed the persons mentioned in paragraph 131AA(1)(a) of the old law of the decision the Minister proposes to make in relation to the action; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(ii) the Minister has, as required by section 131AB of the old law, obtained advice from the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development in relation to the action;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(5) Schedule 1, item 22, page 11 (after line 35), after subitem (2), insert:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(2A) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), the circumstance is that none of the provisions of Part 3 of the old law were controlling provisions for the action and an appropriate Minister of a declared State or Territory has, under paragraph 505D(1)(b) of the old law, obtained advice from the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development in relation to the action for the purposes of giving a specific environment authorisation for the action under a State or Territory law.</p>
  • <p class="italic">(6) Schedule 1, item 23, page 13 (line 4), before "advice", insert "the Minister had not informed the persons mentioned in paragraph 131AA(1)(a) of the old law of the decision the Minister proposes to make in relation to the action or".</p>
  • <p>The proposed amendments to the bill would make a technical change to ensure that the prohibitions in the bill would not apply where the minister decides that a project will not have a significant impact on a water resource. They clarify that an exemption from the new trigger will apply if a state obtained advice from the Independent Expert Scientific Committee before the introduction of the bill on 13 March and will not overlap with the related exemptions for independent expert scientific advice to the Commonwealth minister. They clarify that an exemption related to the Commonwealth minister obtaining advice from the Independent Expert Scientific Committee will apply where that advice is considered at the proposed decision stage and after a comprehensive assessment. These minor amendments are proposed in response to stakeholder feedback on the bill and further technical review. These proposed amendments would give better effect to the intent of the bill.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Greg Hunt</p>
  • <p>The opposition accepts these amendments in good faith on the basis that they make the transitional arrangements for 52 projects currently under assessment easier to progress. This bill has been confused and chaotic, and we are amazed and surprised that the government made such a hash of the drafting. It is consistent with other legislative failures, whether in relation to the media bills or certain fisheries bills which have essentially had to be withdrawn and redrafted on the fly and on the run. It is indicative of the general approach to legislative chaos which has been shown by this government. We are pleased that they are fixing up the mistakes they have made in a bill which was only introduced in the last few days. Having said that, we do not want to stand in the way of minor improvements.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Andrew Leigh</p>
  • <p>The question is that the amendments be agreed to.</p>
  • <p>Question agreed to.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Windsor</p>
  • <p>by leave&#8212;I move amendments (1) and (2) as circulated in my name together:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1) Schedule 1, page 7 (after line 23), after item 3, insert:</p>
  • <p class="italic">3A Subsection 29(1)</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;After "Part 3", insert ", other than section 24D or 24E,".</p>
  • <p class="italic">(2) Schedule 1, page 7 (after line 25), after item 4, insert:</p>
  • <p class="italic">4A At the end of subsection 46(1)</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;Add ", other than section 24D or 24E".</p>
  • <p class="italic">4B Subsections 46(2) and (2A)</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;After "Part 3", insert ", other than section 24D or 24E,".</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Anna Burke</p>
  • <p>The question is that the amendments moved by the member for New England be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2013-03-21.42.1 amendment] to further protect water resources from coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.
  • The amendment was introduced by Independent MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Windsor&display=summary Tony Windsor]. It gives precedence to the [http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00539/Html/Volume_1#_Toc367270326 part] of the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) that protects water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas development and large coal mining development.[1] This is the case even where bilateral agreements would otherwise allow a state government to act in respect of this type of development without approval.
  • References
  • * [1] For more on the ''Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999'' (Cth) see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Wikipedia entry].