Product Emissions Standards Bill 2017

Environment and Energy
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Part of a package of four bills to introduce national emission standards for new non-road spark ignition engines and equipment, the bill: enables the minister to prescribe products as emissions-controlled products and make rules relating to those products; provides mechanisms in the rules for emissions-controlled products to be certified to specified emissions standards; provides that the rules may exempt persons or products from the operation of one or more provisions of the bill; establish offences and civil penalty provisions relating to the import or supply of certain emissions controlled products; triggers the compliance and enforcement provisions of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014 (regulatory powers Act) and provides additional compliance and enforcement powers; enables the sharing of information with other agencies and the publication of certain information relating to an emissions-controlled product; enables the delegation of the minister’s and the secretary’s functions and powers under the proposed Act or the regulatory powers Act; and requires a review of the operation of the proposed Act at regular intervals.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Aug 2017
Second reading moved 10 Aug 2017
Second reading debate 05 Sep 2017
Referred to Federation Chamber 05 Sep 2017
Second reading debate 06 Sep 2017
Reported from Federation Chamber 06 Sep 2017
Second reading agreed to 06 Sep 2017
Third reading agreed to 06 Sep 2017
Introduced and read a first time 07 Sep 2017
Second reading moved 07 Sep 2017
Second reading debate 11 Sep 2017
Second reading agreed to 11 Sep 2017
Committee of the Whole debate 11 Sep 2017
Third reading agreed to 11 Sep 2017
Finally passed both Houses 11 Sep 2017
  • Act no: 104
  • Year: 2017
14 Sep 2017

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Explanatory memoranda

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Text of bill

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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

  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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