Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Part of a package of three bills to include non-transport gaseous fuels in the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill amends the: Clean Energy Act 2011 to: further define the criteria a person must meet to be declared a designated opt-in person; provide for the enforcement of reporting, record-keeping and notification requirements; and provide that emissions from non-transport liquid petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas are brought into the mandatory carbon pricing mechanism from 1 July 2013 and non-transport compressed natural gas from 1 July 2012; National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 to: enable potential greenhouse gas emissions that allow liability to be assigned before the emissions are produced; and nominate the operational control of a facility when it is not clear who has operational control; Fuel Tax Act 2006 to: provide that fuel tax credit (FTC) entitlements will not be reduced for business use of non-transport gaseous fuels when they move into the carbon pricing mechanism; and provide that the agriculture, fishing and forestry industries become entitled to an FTC equivalent to the amount of carbon charge embedded in the price of fuel; Carbon Credits (Carbon Faming Initiative) Act 2011 to: require that regulatory approvals are made during the first reporting period; remove the requirement for the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee to publish matters incorporated by reference in methodology determinations; and enable methodologies for existing abatement projects to be eligible for backdating; Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011 to: enable regulations to restrict or limit the operation of identified registry accounts; and enable the deferment of instructions to transfer certain units; and Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011 and Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011 to provide for the sharing of relevant and appropriate information between the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Regulator.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23 May 2012
Second reading moved 23 May 2012
Second reading debate 29 May 2012
Second reading debate 30 May 2012
Second reading agreed to 30 May 2012
Third reading agreed to 30 May 2012
Introduced and read a first time 18 Jun 2012
Second reading moved 18 Jun 2012
Second reading debate 25 Jun 2012
Second reading agreed to 25 Jun 2012
Third reading agreed to 25 Jun 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25 Jun 2012
  • Act no.: 84
  • Year: 2012
28 Jun 2012

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present


Helpful information

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 changes 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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