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CARBON CREDITS (CARBON FARMING INITIATIVE) BILL 2011E CARBON CREDITS (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 2011E AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL REGISTRY OF EMISSIONS UNITS BILL 2011

Order read for the further consideration of the bills in committee of the whole.

In the committee

CARBON CREDITS (CARBON FARMING INITIATIVE) BILL 2011—

Consideration resumed of the bill, as amended—and of the amendments moved by Senator Xenophon (see entry no. 7).

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put and negatived.

On the motion of Senator Milne the following amendments, taken together by leave, were debated and agreed to:

 Clause 5, page 9 (line 18), omit "section 44 or 45", substitute "section 44, 45 or 45A".

 Page 72 (after line 33), at the end of Division 9, add:

  

45A Eligible interest in an area of land—native title land

   Scope

  (1) This section applies to an area of land if:

 (a) the area of land is native title land; and

 (b) there is a registered native title body corporate for the area of land.

   Eligible interest

  (2) For the purposes of this Act, the registered native title body corporate holds an eligible interest in the area of land.

Senator Xenophon moved the following amendments together by leave:

 Clause 56, page 81 (line 19), after "Act", insert "and subject to subsection (1A)".


 Clause 56, page 81 (after line 21), after subclause (1), insert:

  (1A) Notwithstanding subsection (1), if a project:

 (a) was established as, or as part of, a managed investment scheme; or

 (b) is determined by the Minister, on the advice of the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee, to have an adverse impact on:

 (i) the availability of water; or

 (ii) land and resource access for agricultural production;

   the project is deemed to be an excluded offsets project.

  (1B) A determination under paragraph (1A)(b) is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

  (1C) In this section:

   managed investment scheme has the same meaning as in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 .

Debate ensued.

At 6.50 pm: The Deputy President (Senator Parry) resumed the chair and the Chair of Committees reported progress.

Leave refused: The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) sought leave to table documents.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.