On 22 June 2023, the Senate referred the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Amendment (Administrative Changes) Bill 2023 to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 27 July 2023.
The closing date for submissions is 6 July 2023.
On 27 July 2023, the committee was granted an extension of time for the report until 3 August 2023.
About this inquiry:
The bill seeks to amend the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (the Act). The bill proposes to implement several recommendations of the 2019 independent review (the Review) of the Act through improving regulator performance and reducing administrative burden for customised and deemed products. The Review identified opportunities to add flexibility to the scheme, reduce impacts on the regulated community and allow it to adapt to changing market conditions and technology improvements. The Act establishes a national framework for regulating the energy efficiency of products such as dishwashers, fridges and freezers supplied or used within Australia and sets mandatory minimum efficiency requirements for product.