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Clean Energy Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Summary

Part of a package of 18 bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill outlines the structure of, and process for the introduction of, the mechanism by providing for: entities and emissions covered by the mechanism; entities’ obligations to surrender eligible emissions units; limits on the number of eligible emissions units that will be issued; the nature of carbon units; allocation of carbon units; mechanisms to contain costs; linking to other emissions trading schemes; assistance for emissions-intensive, trade-exposed activities and coal-fired electricity generators; monitoring, investigation, enforcement and penalties; administrative review of decisions; and reviews of aspects of the mechanism.

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 13/09/11  
Second reading moved 13/09/11  
Second reading debate 14/09/11  
Second reading debate 15/09/11  
Second reading debate 19/09/11  
Second reading debate 20/09/11  
Second reading debate 21/09/11  
Second reading debate 11/10/11  
Second reading agreed to 11/10/11  
Consideration in detail debate 11/10/11  
Consideration in detail debate 12/10/11 Amendment details: 48 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/10/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/10/11  
Second reading moved 12/10/11  
Second reading debate 31/10/11  
Second reading debate 01/11/11  
Second reading debate 02/11/11  
Second reading debate 03/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 03/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 03/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 07/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 08/11/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 08/11/11  
Assent 18/11/11 Act no.: 131 of 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Corrigendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BR267]

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  • Non-Government
ABBOTT, Tony, MP

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Senate
  • Independent [sheet 7165]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 7168]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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  • Opposition/Independent [sheet 7173]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/09/2011): Joint Select Commitee on Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation
  • Committee report (07/10/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )