Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Introduced with the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2012, the bill establishes a national framework for regulating the energy efficiency of products supplied or used within Australia by: creating a national regulator (the GEMS regulator) to oversee the Equipment Energy Efficiency Program (the E3 Program); providing for administrative, investigative and enforcement powers for the GEMS regulator; expanding the E3 Program to include products other than electrical products; setting mandatory minimum efficiency requirements for products; setting nationally-consistent labelling requirements; and requiring a review of the operation of the Act after five years. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
30 May 2012Introduced and read a first time
30 May 2012Second reading moved
22 Aug 2012Second reading debate
22 Aug 2012Second reading agreed to
22 Aug 2012Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
22 Aug 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
10 Sep 2012Introduced and read a first time
10 Sep 2012Second reading moved
13 Sep 2012Second reading debate
13 Sep 2012Second reading agreed to
13 Sep 2012Third reading agreed to


13 Sep 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
21 Sep 2012Assent

Act no.: 132

Year: 2012

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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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 the 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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