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Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Environment

Summary

Establishes the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the carbon tax and provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative by amending the: Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 to: provide for the Clean Energy Regulator to conduct auctions and enter into contracts to purchase emissions reductions; enable a broader range of emissions reduction projects to be approved; and amend the project eligibility criteria and processes for approving projects and crediting carbon credit units; and Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011, Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011 and National Greenhouse Energy and Reporting Act 2007 to make consequential amendments. Also provides for transitional arrangements in relation to: the Register of Offsets Projects, which will be renamed the Emissions Reduction Fund Register and will include information about contracts to purchase emissions reductions; and existing Carbon Farming Initiative projects and methodologies and applications for new projects.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/14  
Second reading moved 18/06/14  
Second reading debate 25/06/14  
Second reading agreed to 25/06/14  
Third reading agreed to 25/06/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/06/14  
Second reading moved 26/06/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (19/06/2014): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (07/07/2014)
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