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representatives vote 2014-06-16#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 15:14:35

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  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-16.137.1) to read this bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become a law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999) in relation to bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and Australian states and territories.(Read more about bilateral agreements [here](http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/environment-assessments/bilateral-agreements). ) The bill provides for the following:
  • - states and territories can be accredited for approval decisions on large coal mining and [coal seam gas](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalbed_methane) developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource;
  • - all states and territories can be declared under the Act for the purposes of requesting advice from the [Independent Expert Scientific Committee](http://iesc.environment.gov.au/);
  • - an approval process can be completed when an approval bilateral agreement is suspended, cancelled or ceases to apply to a particular action;
  • - state and territory processes that meet the appropriate standards can be accredited for bilateral agreements;
  • - a relevant bilateral agreement continues to apply to an accredited state or territory management arrangement or authorisation process despite minor amendments to the arrangement or authorisation process; and
  • - proponents do not need to make referrals to the Commonwealth for actions that are covered by an approval bilateral agreement.(Find out more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5231).
  • )
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-16.137.1) to read this bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become a law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999) in relation to bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and Australian states and territories.(Read more about bilateral agreements [here](http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/environment-assessments/bilateral-agreements). ) The bill provides for the following:
  • - states and territories can be accredited for approval decisions on large coal mining and [coal seam gas](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalbed_methane) developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource;
  • - all states and territories can be declared under the Act for the purposes of requesting advice from the [Independent Expert Scientific Committee](http://iesc.environment.gov.au/);
  • - an approval process can be completed when an approval bilateral agreement is suspended, cancelled or ceases to apply to a particular action;
  • - state and territory processes that meet the appropriate standards can be accredited for bilateral agreements;
  • - a relevant bilateral agreement continues to apply to an accredited state or territory management arrangement or authorisation process despite minor amendments to the arrangement or authorisation process; and
  • - proponents do not need to make referrals to the Commonwealth for actions that are covered by an approval bilateral agreement.(Find out more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5231).)
  • These amendments all relate to the Australian Government's [one stop shop policy](http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/one-stop) for environmental approvals.(Read more about the one stop shop policy on [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-13/environment-approval-one-stop-shop-deal-reached/5156090) and [The Conversation](http://theconversation.com/explainer-one-stop-shop-for-environmental-approvals-19515).)
representatives vote 2014-06-16#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:45

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Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-16.137.1 motion] to read this bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become a law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999] in relation to bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and Australian states and territories.(Read more about bilateral agreements [http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/environment-assessments/bilateral-agreements here]. ) The bill provides for the following:
  • * states and territories can be accredited for approval decisions on large coal mining and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalbed_methane coal seam gas] developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource;
  • * all states and territories can be declared under the Act for the purposes of requesting advice from the [http://iesc.environment.gov.au/ Independent Expert Scientific Committee];
  • * an approval process can be completed when an approval bilateral agreement is suspended, cancelled or ceases to apply to a particular action;
  • * state and territory processes that meet the appropriate standards can be accredited for bilateral agreements;
  • * a relevant bilateral agreement continues to apply to an accredited state or territory management arrangement or authorisation process despite minor amendments to the arrangement or authorisation process; and
  • * proponents do not need to make referrals to the Commonwealth for actions that are covered by an approval bilateral agreement.(Find out more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5231 here]. )
  • These amendments all relate to the Australian Government's [http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/one-stop one stop shop policy] for environmental approvals.(Read more about the one stop shop policy on [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-13/environment-approval-one-stop-shop-deal-reached/5156090 ABC News] and [http://theconversation.com/explainer-one-stop-shop-for-environmental-approvals-19515 The Conversation].)
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-16.137.1) to read this bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become a law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999) in relation to bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and Australian states and territories.(Read more about bilateral agreements [here](http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/environment-assessments/bilateral-agreements). ) The bill provides for the following:
  • - states and territories can be accredited for approval decisions on large coal mining and [coal seam gas](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalbed_methane) developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource;
  • - all states and territories can be declared under the Act for the purposes of requesting advice from the [Independent Expert Scientific Committee](http://iesc.environment.gov.au/);
  • - an approval process can be completed when an approval bilateral agreement is suspended, cancelled or ceases to apply to a particular action;
  • - state and territory processes that meet the appropriate standards can be accredited for bilateral agreements;
  • - a relevant bilateral agreement continues to apply to an accredited state or territory management arrangement or authorisation process despite minor amendments to the arrangement or authorisation process; and
  • - proponents do not need to make referrals to the Commonwealth for actions that are covered by an approval bilateral agreement.(Find out more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5231).
  • )
  • These amendments all relate to the Australian Government's [one stop shop policy](http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/one-stop) for environmental approvals.(Read more about the one stop shop policy on [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-13/environment-approval-one-stop-shop-deal-reached/5156090) and [The Conversation](http://theconversation.com/explainer-one-stop-shop-for-environmental-approvals-19515).)
representatives vote 2014-06-16#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:59

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Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-16.137.1 motion] to read this bill for a second time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-16.137.1 motion] to read this bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become a law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999] in relation to bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and Australian states and territories.[2] The bill provides for the following:
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999] in relation to bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and Australian states and territories.(Read more about bilateral agreements [http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/environment-assessments/bilateral-agreements here]. ) The bill provides for the following:
  • * states and territories can be accredited for approval decisions on large coal mining and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalbed_methane coal seam gas] developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource;
  • * all states and territories can be declared under the Act for the purposes of requesting advice from the [http://iesc.environment.gov.au/ Independent Expert Scientific Committee];
  • * an approval process can be completed when an approval bilateral agreement is suspended, cancelled or ceases to apply to a particular action;
  • * state and territory processes that meet the appropriate standards can be accredited for bilateral agreements;
  • * a relevant bilateral agreement continues to apply to an accredited state or territory management arrangement or authorisation process despite minor amendments to the arrangement or authorisation process; and
  • * proponents do not need to make referrals to the Commonwealth for actions that are covered by an approval bilateral agreement.[3]
  • * proponents do not need to make referrals to the Commonwealth for actions that are covered by an approval bilateral agreement.(Find out more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5231 here]. )
  • These amendments all relate to the Australian Government's [http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/one-stop one stop shop policy] for environmental approvals.[4]
  • These amendments all relate to the Australian Government's [http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/one-stop one stop shop policy] for environmental approvals.(Read more about the one stop shop policy on [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-13/environment-approval-one-stop-shop-deal-reached/5156090 ABC News] and [http://theconversation.com/explainer-one-stop-shop-for-environmental-approvals-19515 The Conversation].)
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become a law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about bilateral agreements [http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/environment-assessments/bilateral-agreements here].
  • * [3] Find out more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5231 here].
  • * [4] Read more about the one stop shop policy on [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-13/environment-approval-one-stop-shop-deal-reached/5156090 ABC News] and [http://theconversation.com/explainer-one-stop-shop-for-environmental-approvals-19515 The Conversation].
representatives vote 2014-06-16#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-18 14:18:54

Title

  • Bills — Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014; Second Reading
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Ross Vasta</p>
  • <p>I have taken the view that the deferred division should not have proceeded until the member speaking at 8 pm had completed his speech, and so I did not interrupt the minister. In accordance with standing order 133, I shall now proceed to put the question on the motion moved by the Minister for the Environment on which a division was called for and deferred in accordance with standing orders. The question is that this bill be now read a second time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-16.137.1 motion] to read this bill for a second time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced to amend the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999] in relation to bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and Australian states and territories.[2] The bill provides for the following:
  • * states and territories can be accredited for approval decisions on large coal mining and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalbed_methane coal seam gas] developments likely to have a significant impact on a water resource;
  • * all states and territories can be declared under the Act for the purposes of requesting advice from the [http://iesc.environment.gov.au/ Independent Expert Scientific Committee];
  • * an approval process can be completed when an approval bilateral agreement is suspended, cancelled or ceases to apply to a particular action;
  • * state and territory processes that meet the appropriate standards can be accredited for bilateral agreements;
  • * a relevant bilateral agreement continues to apply to an accredited state or territory management arrangement or authorisation process despite minor amendments to the arrangement or authorisation process; and
  • * proponents do not need to make referrals to the Commonwealth for actions that are covered by an approval bilateral agreement.[3]
  • These amendments all relate to the Australian Government's [http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/one-stop one stop shop policy] for environmental approvals.[4]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become a law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about bilateral agreements [http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/environment-assessments/bilateral-agreements here].
  • * [3] Find out more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5231 here].
  • * [4] Read more about the one stop shop policy on [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-13/environment-approval-one-stop-shop-deal-reached/5156090 ABC News] and [http://theconversation.com/explainer-one-stop-shop-for-environmental-approvals-19515 The Conversation].