Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Establishes the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the carbon tax and provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative by amending the:
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011
  to: provide for the Clean Energy Regulator to conduct auctions and enter into contracts to purchase emissions reductions; enable a broader range of emissions reduction projects to be approved; and amend the project eligibility criteria and processes for approving projects and crediting carbon credit units; and
Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011
Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
National Greenhouse Energy and Reporting Act 2007
  to make consequential amendments. Also provides for transitional arrangements in relation to: the Register of Offsets Projects, which will be renamed the Emissions Reduction Fund Register and will include information about contracts to purchase emissions reductions; and existing Carbon Farming Initiative projects and methodologies and applications for new projects. 

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House of Representatives
18 Jun 2014Introduced and read a first time
18 Jun 2014Second reading moved
25 Jun 2014Second reading debate
25 Jun 2014Second reading agreed to
25 Jun 2014Third reading agreed to
26 Jun 2014Introduced and read a first time
26 Jun 2014Second reading moved
30 Oct 2014Second reading debate
30 Oct 2014Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 7 Government, 17 Palmer United Party and 8 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
30 Oct 2014Third reading debated
30 Oct 2014Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
24 Nov 2014Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

24 Nov 2014Finally passed both Houses
25 Nov 2014Assent

Act no.: 119

Year: 2014

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