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Climate Change Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
47

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Summary

Introduced with the Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022, the bill: outlines Australia's greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets of a 43% reduction from 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero by 2050; requires the minister to prepare and table an annual climate change statement; requires the Climate Change Authority to give the minister advice in relation to the annual statement and future greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets; and provides for periodic reviews of the operation of the Act.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Jul 2022
Second reading moved 27 Jul 2022
Second reading debate 03 Aug 2022
Second reading agreed to 04 Aug 2022
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 9 Non-Government agreed to
04 Aug 2022
Third reading agreed to 04 Aug 2022
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05 Sep 2022
Second reading moved 05 Sep 2022
Second reading debate 06 Sep 2022
Second reading debate 07 Sep 2022
Second reading agreed to 08 Sep 2022
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Independent (Senator Pocock) agreed to
08 Sep 2022
Third reading agreed to 08 Sep 2022
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 08 Sep 2022
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
08 Sep 2022
Finally passed both Houses 08 Sep 2022
Assent
  • Act no: 37
  • Year: 2022
13 Sep 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest

Notes

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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