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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Taxation of Alternative Fuels) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    12 May 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Home Affairs 
    Summary
    Part of a package of four bills to apply an energy content based taxation to certain alternative fuels, the bill amends the
    Customs Tariff Act 1995
    to: set the customs duty rates applying to certain alternative fuels from 1 December 2011; and calculate the duty payable on blended goods. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
    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. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
    Summary
    Part of a package of three bills to establish the Carbon Farming Initiative, the bill amends the:
    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006
    to provide that financial institutions and other persons who buy Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) are subject to reporting and other obligations;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    and
    Corporations Act 2001
    in relation to the regulation of financial services for ACCUs;
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001
    ,
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    and
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    to provide for the appropriate exchange of information between administrators; and
    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
    to extend the arrangements for reporting transfer certificates beyond 30 June 2011. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2011

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    24 Mar 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Competition and Consumer Act 2010
    to: prohibit the private disclosure of pricing information to a competitor; prohibit disclosure of that or other information if the disclosure is made to substantially lessen competition; provide that the prohibitions only apply to goods and services prescribed by regulations; provide exceptions to the prohibitions; and extend existing authorisation and notification regimes to enable businesses to obtain immunity from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from the prohibitions where a public net benefit results. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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