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  • Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 18 bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill imposes a tax on a unit shortfall for a financial year, to the extent that it is neither a duty of customs nor a duty of excise. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Clean Energy Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 18 bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill outlines the structure of, and process for the introduction of, the mechanism by providing for: entities and emissions covered by the mechanism; entities’ obligations to surrender eligible emissions units; limits on the number of eligible emissions units that will be issued; the nature of carbon units; allocation of carbon units; mechanisms to contain costs; linking to other emissions trading schemes; assistance for emissions-intensive, trade-exposed activities and coal-fired electricity generators; monitoring, investigation, enforcement and penalties; administrative review of decisions; and reviews of aspects of the mechanism. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 18 bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill establishes the Clean Energy Regulator as an independent statutory body to administer the mechanism included in the Clean Energy Plan, the Carbon Farming Initiative, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System, the Renewable Energy Target and the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Climate Change Authority Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    13 Sep 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
    Summary
    Part of a package of 18 bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill establishes: the Climate Change Authority as an independent statutory body to review the carbon pricing mechanism, the Renewable Energy Target Scheme, the Carbon Farming Initiative, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System and other matters as requested by the minister or by both Houses of Parliament; and the Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board to provide advice on key performance indicators and the implementation of land sector and biodiverity measures associated with climate change and undertaken by the Biodiversity Fund. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    22 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    HOCKEY, Joe, MP 
    Summary
    Consequent on the Parliamentary Budget Office Bill 2011, the bill amends the
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to remove the requirement for the Leader of the Opposition to request the Prime Minister to refer costings of election commitments to the Departments of the Treasury and Finance. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Corporations (Fees) Act 2001
    to provide that Australian licensed financial market participants (such as stockbrokers and derivative traders) may be charged fees so that costs incurred by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in performing market supervisory functions can be recovered. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    06 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to: provide that the minister will make a decision within 30 days of receiving a report or recommendation on which to make a decision; provide that the minister may consider any impacts on jobs and investment in the domestic industry producing like goods during an investigation to determine whether material injury to an Australian industry is being caused or is threatened; reflect all countervailable subsidies under the World Trade Organization Agreements on Subsidies and Countervailing and on Agriculture; and enable industry associations, unions and downstream industry to participate in anti-dumping and countervailing investigations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Tax Plebiscite Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    04 Jul 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ABBOTT, Tony, MP 
    Summary
    The bill: provides for a national plebiscite to be held by 26 November 2011 to ascertain whether the electorate supports the introduction of a price on carbon; requires the Electoral Commissioner to provide the minister with a statement of the results of the plebiscite; and requires the minister to table the statement in both Houses of Parliament. 

    Bill

  • Customs Amendment (New Zealand Rules of Origin) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Customs Act 1901
    to provides for changes to the rules of origin requirements in Article 3 of the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement resulting from a review of the rules completed in 2010. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Jun 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    in relation to the: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consideration of acquisitions in local markets (including creeping acquisitions); ACCC’S consideration of multiple markets when assessing mergers; and reform of the prohibition on anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    , in response to recommendations of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, to: insert a statement of interpretative principles into the unconscionable conduct provisions; and provide that the statutory concept of unconscionable conduct is consistently applied to both consumers and businesses; and
    Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010
    to make technical amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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