Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010

Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Part of a package of three bills, the bill amends the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
  to: separate the Renewable Energy Target scheme into the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme and create obligations on liable entities; establish an optional clearing house for the transfer of certificates; provide for an enforcement and compliance framework which includes a civil penalty regime; enable corporations to apply for partial exemption certificates; and provide for waste coal mine gas in the renewable energy target. Also contains application and transitional provisions. 

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House of Representatives
12 May 2010Introduced and read a first time
12 May 2010Second reading moved
26 May 2010Second reading debate
27 May 2010Second reading debate
27 May 2010Second reading agreed to
27 May 2010Third reading agreed to
15 Jun 2010Introduced and read a first time
15 Jun 2010Second reading moved
21 Jun 2010Second reading debate
21 Jun 2010Second reading agreed to
22 Jun 2010Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
23 Jun 2010Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government, 3 Opposition, 4 Australian Greens and 3 Independent (Xenophon) (1 as amended) agreed to
23 Jun 2010Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
24 Jun 2010Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

24 Jun 2010Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 Jun 2010Assent

Act no.: 69

Year: 2010

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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