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Bills referred 24 March 2011

31 May 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011

View the report as a single document - (PDF 711KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary pages (PDF 128KB)
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 131KB)

Background to the inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Impact of Selection Committee on operation of House Committees
Overview of the Carbon Farming Initiative
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011
Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011
The Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011
Proposed operation of the scheme
General views about the scheme
Benefits of the scheme
Consultation processes

Chapter 2 Key issues arising from the legislation (PDF 215KB)

Permanence and the risk of reversal buffer
Native Title
Regional natural resource management plans
Perverse outcomes
Competition with agricultural land and land use change
Real and genuine abatement
Conservation covenants
Disadvantages early adopters
Potential remedies

Chapter 3 Operation of the scheme (PDF 131KB)

Carbon pricing
Possible disincentives to participation
Funding for research and development and carbon literacy
2014 Review

Appendix A – List of Submissions (PDF 56KB)
Appendix B – List of Exhibits (PDF 70KB)
Appendix C – List of Witnesses (PDF 71KB)

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