Supplementary Order Paper No 90

No 90

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Crown Minerals (Decommissioning and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Barbara Kuriger, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 17

In clause 17, new section 89ZE(2), replace “The Minister must” (page 38, line 13) with “The Minister may”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Crown Minerals (Decommissioning and Other Matters) Amendment Bill to remove the mandatory imposition of financial security requirements on permits and licences. Amending the wording to “may” allows discretion to be used by the Minister. Requiring financial security without a risk assessment will be disproportionate to the actual risk.