Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Bill 2017 [Provisions]

On 30 March 2017, the Senate referred the provisions of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Bill 2017 to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2017.

The bill amends the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Act 2011 in relation to the operation of the crediting element of the Emissions Reduction Fund. These amendments address implementation issues, primarily for savanna fire management projects in Northern Australia. They correct earlier drafting errors, reduce administrative burden and clarify the original intent of the Act.

The closing date for  submissions is 11 April 2017.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
ec.sen@aph.gov.au

About this inquiry

The bill amends the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Act 2011 in relation to the operation of the crediting element of the Emissions Reduction Fund. These amendments address implementation issues, primarily for savanna fire management projects in Northern Australia. They correct earlier drafting errors, reduce administrative burden and clarify the original intent of the Act.



Inquiry Status

Report tabled

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