Senate debates

Thursday, 13 May 2021


Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021; Second Reading

2:30 pm

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The question is that opposition amendment (1) on sheet 1247 and amendments (1) to (5) on sheet 1277, circulated earlier, be agreed to.

Opposition's circulated amendments—

SHEET 1247

(1) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (after line 9), after subsection 3(1), insert:

(1A) A further object of this Act is to encourage the provision of such financial assistance in relation to Northern Australia economic infrastructure that contributes to Australia's achievement of net zero emissions by 2050, and a person in exercising powers or performing functions or duties conferred by this Act must have regard to this object.


SHEET 1277

(1) Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 15), after item 5, insert:

5B Section 5 (definition of Minister's consideration period )

Repeal the definition.

(2) Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 19), after item 6, insert:

6B Section 5

Repeal the following definitions:

(a) definition of proposal notice;

(b) definition of rejection notice.

(3) Schedule 1, page 8 (after line 6), after item 19, insert:

19AA At the end of section 9


(5) The responsible Ministers must not give a direction under subsection 9(1):

(a) that has the purpose, or has or is likely to have the effect, of directly or indirectly requiring the Board or Facility to, or not to, give particular financial assistance; or

(b) that is inconsistent with this Act (including the objects of this Act).

(4) Schedule 1, items 22 to 24, page 8 (lines 15 to 28), omit the items, substitute:

22 Part 4

Repeal the Part.

(5) Schedule 1, page 11 (after line 19), after item 46, insert:

46A Paragraphs 42(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs.


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