Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Climate Change and Water
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill gives effect to Australia's obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol by outlining: entities and emissions covered by the scheme; liable entities' obligation to surrender emission units corresponding to their emissions; limits on the number of emissions units that will be used; the nature and allocation of Australian emissions units; mechanisms to contain costs; linking to other emissions trading schemes; assistance in relation to emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities and coal-fired electricity generators; voluntary inclusion of reforestation activities under the scheme; the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units; and monitoring and enforcement. Also contains a regulation making power.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 May 2009
Second reading moved 14 May 2009
Second reading debate 02 Jun 2009
Second reading debate 03 Jun 2009
Second reading debate 04 Jun 2009
Second reading agreed to 04 Jun 2009
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 144 government amendments agreed to
04 Jun 2009
Third reading agreed to 04 Jun 2009
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2009
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2009
Second reading debate 22 Jun 2009
Second reading debate 23 Jun 2009
Second reading debate 11 Aug 2009
Second reading debate 12 Aug 2009
Second reading debate 13 Aug 2009
Second reading negatived 13 Aug 2009

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.