On 3 August 2023, the Senate referred the Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023 to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 February 2024.
The closing date for submissions was the 20 October 2023 and has been extended to 23 November 2023.
On 7 August 2023, the committee was granted an extension of time for the report until 1 March 2024.
About this inquiry:
The Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023 seeks to amend the Climate Change Act 2022 to require decision makers to consider the wellbeing of current and future children when making certain decisions that are likely to contribute to climate change, including decisions that will increase scope one, two or three emissions.