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Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Provisions] and related bills

2 December 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-920-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 513KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 22KB)
Abbreviations and Acronyms (PDF 8KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 33KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Purpose of the bills

Chapter 2 - Background and overview of the bills (PDF 106KB)

Policy background
Carbon tax framework
Coalition commitment to repeal the carbon tax
Implementation of the Coalition's policy
Overview of the bills

Chapter 3 - Key Issues (PDF 123KB)

Repeal of the carbon tax
Cost impacts of the carbon tax
Impacts of the carbon tax on Australia's competitiveness
Effectiveness of the carbon tax
Timing of the repeal
Role of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Abolition of the Climate Change Authority and Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Committee comment

Dissenting Report from the Australian Labor Party (PDF 114KB)

2. An emissions trading scheme is the most rational policy choice for Australia
3. The Coalition is creating investment uncertainty for Australia
4. Impact of Repeal on energy prices
5. Direct Action sets Australia up to fail on its commitment to addressing Climate Change
6. The Coalition's policy removes access to international abatement
7. Support for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency
8. Support for an independent Climate Change Authority
Recommendation 1

Australian Greens' Dissenting Report (PDF 17KB)
Senator Xenophon Additional Comments (PDF 23KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 12KB)

Tabled documents
Answers to questions taken on notice

Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 10KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818