Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2002

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Amends the: Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 in relation to: clarification of definitions, including those related to eligible renewable energy sources, components of a power station, relevant acquisitions of electricity and penalty charges; extension of authorised officers; capacity of Renewable Energy Regulator to: vary certain decisions; suspend entitlements, including the accreditation of a power station, in certain limited circumstances; and gather information; and inclusion of administrative review provisions covering decisions by the Regulator to take action to vary or suspend; and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 to clarify the avenues for appeal in relation to assessment decisions under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000. Also contains application and transitional provisions.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Jun 2002
Second reading moved 27 Jun 2002
Second reading agreed to 12 Dec 2002
Third reading agreed to 12 Dec 2002
Introduced and read a first time 13 Dec 2002
(After Midnight)
Second reading moved 13 Dec 2002
(After Midnight)
Second reading agreed to 13 Dec 2002
(After Midnight)
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
13 Dec 2002
(After Midnight)
Third reading agreed to 13 Dec 2002
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 13 Dec 2002
Lapsed at dissolution 31 Aug 2004

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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  • 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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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