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senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:18

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Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that:
  • * the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction; and
  • * the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The purpose of the bill is to protect water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.(See [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.)
  • References
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22) introduced by Greens Senator [Larissa Waters](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate).
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that:
  • - the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction; and
  • - the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The purpose of the bill is to protect water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.(See [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001) for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.)
  • References
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:55

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  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that:
  • * the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction; and
  • * the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The purpose of the bill is to protect water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.[1]
  • The purpose of the bill is to protect water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.(See [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.)
  • References
  • * [1] See [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-15 16:23:12

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  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that:
  • * the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction; and
  • * the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The purpose of the bill is to protect water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.[1]
  • References
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
  • * [1] See [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-15 16:22:59

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Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that:
  • * the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction; and
  • * the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The purpose of the bill is to protect water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.[1]
  • References
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 Parliament of Australian website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-08 15:44:56

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Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that:
  • * the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction; and
  • * the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill creates "a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1] It also creates penalties and offences to prohibit such actions.
  • The purpose of the bill is to protect water resources from significant impacts caused by coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.[1]
  • References
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 Parliament of Australian website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-08 15:38:32

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that:
  • * the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction and
  • * the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction; and
  • * the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill creates "a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1] It also creates penalties and offences to prohibit such actions.
  • References
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 Parliament of Australian website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-08 15:38:16

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction and the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that:
  • * the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction and
  • * the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill creates "a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1] It also creates penalties and offences to prohibit such actions.
  • References
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 Parliament of Australian website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-08 15:37:42

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have included shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification into the bill.
  • The amendment would have changed the bill so that the definition of "coal seam gas development" includes shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction and the definition of "large coal mining development" includes underground coal gasification mining activity.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill creates "a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1] It also creates penalties and offences to prohibit such actions.
  • References
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 Parliament of Australian website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-08 15:33:42

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have included shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification into the bill.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The purpose of the bill is to "create a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1] It also creates penalties and offences to prohibit this kind of action.
  • The bill creates "a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1] It also creates penalties and offences to prohibit such actions.
  • References
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 Parliament of Australian website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-08 15:26:52

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have included shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification into the bill.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The purpose of the bill is to "create a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1]
  • The purpose of the bill is to "create a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1] It also creates penalties and offences to prohibit this kind of action.
  • References
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 Parliament of Australian website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-08 15:24:40

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have included shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification into the bill.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The purpose of the bill is to "create a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1]
  • References
  • * [1] See the Parliament of Australian[http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
  • * [1] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 Parliament of Australian website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-08 15:23:59

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have included shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification into the bill.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The purpose of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 bill] is to protect water resources from significant impacts or likely significant impacts resulting from coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.
  • The purpose of the bill is to "create a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource".[1]
  • References
  • * [1] See the Parliament of Australian[http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 website] for more information about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest.
senate vote 2013-06-17#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-08 15:21:10

Title

  • Bills — Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013; in Committee
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Amend to include shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Mark Furner</p>
  • <p>The committee is considering Australian Greens amendment (1) on sheet 7377, moved by Senator Ludlam. The question is:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the amendment be agreed to.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Simon Birmingham</p>
  • <p>I have a question about the impact of the amendment moved and whether it is in fact necessary. Does the government believe the existing definition of 'coal seam gas development' in the legislation does or could include shale gas extraction in any way? Obviously, the purpose of the amendment moved by the Greens is specifically to include shale gas extraction. However, I am wondering if the government has sought any advice or undertaken any consideration as to whether its existing definitions could in fact already encompass shale gas extraction.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jan McLucas</p>
  • <p>I am advised that the definition in the act is quite explicit; it does not cover shale gas but is quite clear about what coal seam gas is.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Simon Birmingham</p>
  • <p>The definition in the act as it stands states:</p>
  • <p class="italic"><i>coal seam gas development</i> means any activity involving coal seam gas extraction that has, or is likely to have, a significant impact on water resources &#8230;</p>
  • <p>So it does not actually define 'coal seam gas extraction' per se&#8212;unless you are able to point me to another provision in the act that does specifically define 'coal seam gas extraction'. Whilst, in industry parlance, it is probably widely accepted that coal seam gas is one thing and shale gas extraction is another, I am wondering if the government's interpretation of that definition, which largely defines 'coal seam gas development' as an activity involving coal seam gas extraction, could in any way include shale gas extraction.</p>
  • <p>The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN: The question is that Australian Greens amendment (1) on sheet 7377 be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against an [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Famend%2Fr5001_amend_f569d436-29b1-4249-bee6-fa4be1e49d26%22 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters].
  • The amendment would have included shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification into the bill.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The purpose of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 bill] is to protect water resources from significant impacts or likely significant impacts resulting from coal seam gas and large coal mining developments.