Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Part of a package of three bills to establish the Carbon Farming Initiative, the bill provides for: the types of abatement projects eligible for Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs); requirements for recognition as an offsets entity; eligibility for offsets projects; participation by holders of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land; characteristics of methodology determinations; permanence arrangements for sequestration projects; reporting requirements for offsets projects; a framework for auditing offset reports; the issue and exchange of ACCUs; monitoring and enforcement powers; merits review of decisions; the establishment and functions of the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee and the Carbon Credits Administrator; and the publication of information and the treatment of confidential information. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
24 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
24 Mar 2011Second reading moved
25 May 2011Second reading debate
15 Jun 2011Second reading debate
16 Jun 2011Second reading debate
16 Jun 2011Second reading agreed to
16 Jun 2011Consideration in detail debate
16 Jun 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
20 Jun 2011Introduced and read a first time
20 Jun 2011Second reading moved
05 Jul 2011Second reading debate
06 Jul 2011Second reading debate
06 Jul 2011Second reading agreed to
06 Jul 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 12 Government and 2 Australian Greens agreed to
16 Aug 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
17 Aug 2011Committee of the Whole debate
18 Aug 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
22 Aug 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
22 Aug 2011Third reading debated
22 Aug 2011Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
23 Aug 2011Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


23 Aug 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
15 Sep 2011Assent

Act no.: 101

Year: 2011

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House of Representatives
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Schedules of amendments

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Committee Information

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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.

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