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A Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and for related purposes
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Registered 11 Dec 2020
Introduced Senate 09 Dec 2020
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2019‑2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Senator McKenzie)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Regional Forest Agreements                                                              3

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                    3

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                   3

Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002                                                                    3

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                                4

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Act 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Regional Forest Agreements

Part 1Amendments

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

1  Subsection 38(1)

Omit “that is undertaken in accordance with an RFA”.

Regional Forest Agreements Act 2002

2  Subsection 6(4)

Omit “that is undertaken in accordance with an RFA”.

Part 2Application provisions

3  Application

The amendments made by items 1 and 2 of this Schedule apply in relation to an RFA forestry operation undertaken before, on or after the day this item commences.