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  • Date
    27 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Environment, Heritage and the Arts 
    Summary
    Establishes a resale royalty right for visual artists and an accompanying statutory scheme. The resale royalty right will entitle visual artists to a royalty payment on the sale price of any commercial resale of their original works of art valued over $1,000, be inalienable and endure for the life of the artist plus 70 years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Mar 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LUNDY, Sen Kate 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Copyright Act 1968
    to establish a Resale Royalty Scheme for the visual arts which will provide for a collecting society authorised to receive moneys on behalf of artists whose original work is resold through an art market intermediary. 

    Bill

  • Date
    30 Jun 1999 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    Sen Andrew MURRAY 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    24 Feb 2010 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MILNE, Sen Christine 
    Summary
    The bill: requires the minister to develop a scheme to support solar hot water systems and heat pump hot water systems by 1 July 2011; requires the minister to ensure the phasing-out of electric resistance water heaters by 30 June 2012; and amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to require that the number of renewable energy certificates (RECs) created by solar hot water systems, heat pump hot water systems and ‘phantom RECs’ must be added to the subsequent year’s renewable energy target. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Feb 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    ALLISON, Lyn 
    Summary
    Amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to expand interim targets by increasing the renewable energy power percentages from 1 January 2008 until 31 December 2020. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Jun 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    LEES, Meg 
    Summary
    Increases the mandatory renewable energy target from 2 per cent to 3.5 per cent. 

    Bill

  • Date
    27 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MILNE, Sen Christine 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to increase the mandatory renewable energy target from 9,500GWh to 45,000GWh and require the minister to review the targets annually. 

    Bill

  • Date
    18 Aug 2009 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to establish a national feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies by providing: that the minister sets and reviews a FiT rate for renewable energy technology and a FiT levy rate to fund payments under the scheme; that qualifying generators be allowed to connect and feed into the grid; that the Renewable Energy Regulator establish a Feed-in-Tariff Register; and for the preparation and tabling of an independent report on the operation of the scheme. 

    Bill

  • Date
    11 Nov 2008 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    MILNE, Sen Christine 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to establish a national feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to provide financial support for the commercialisation of prospective renewable energy technologies by providing: that the minister sets and reviews a FiT rate for renewable energy technology and a FiT levy rate to fund payments under the scheme; that qualifying generators be allowed to connect and feed into the grid; that the Renewable Energy Regulator establish a Feed-in-Tariff Register; and for the preparation and tabling of an independent report on the operation of the scheme. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Sep 2009 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Sponsor
    BOSWELL, Sen Ron 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000
    to require regulations to be made to determine that food processing activities, to the extent that they are trade exposed, be given a 90 per cent partial exemption from the additional renewable source electricity acquisition obligation for 2010 and later years. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum