Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

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 include non-transport gaseous fuels in the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the:
Clean Energy Act 2011
  to: further define the criteria a person must meet to be declared a designated opt-in person; provide for the enforcement of reporting, record-keeping and notification requirements; and provide that emissions from non-transport liquid petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas are brought into the mandatory carbon pricing mechanism from 1 July 2013 and non-transport compressed natural gas from 1 July 2012;
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
  to: enable potential greenhouse gas emissions that allow liability to be assigned before the emissions are produced; and nominate the operational control of a facility when it is not clear who has operational control;
Fuel Tax Act 2006
  to: provide that fuel tax credit (FTC) entitlements will not be reduced for business use of non-transport gaseous fuels when they move into the carbon pricing mechanism; and provide that the agriculture, fishing and forestry industries become entitled to an FTC equivalent to the amount of carbon charge embedded in the price of fuel;
Carbon Credits (Carbon Faming Initiative) Act 2011
  to: require that regulatory approvals are made during the first reporting period; remove the requirement for the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee to publish matters incorporated by reference in methodology determinations; and enable methodologies for existing abatement projects to be eligible for backdating;
Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011
  to: enable regulations to restrict or limit the operation of identified registry accounts; and enable the deferment of instructions to transfer certain units; and
Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011
  and
Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
  to provide for the sharing of relevant and appropriate information between the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Regulator. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
23 May 2012Introduced and read a first time
23 May 2012Second reading moved
29 May 2012Second reading debate
30 May 2012Second reading debate
30 May 2012Second reading agreed to
30 May 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
18 Jun 2012Introduced and read a first time
18 Jun 2012Second reading moved
25 Jun 2012Second reading debate
25 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
25 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to


25 Jun 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 Jun 2012Assent

Act no.: 84

Year: 2012

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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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