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Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 [No. 2]

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2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009

 

 

(1)           Clause 1, page 1 (line 8), omit ‘ Australian ’, substitute ‘ Independent ’.

(2)           Clause 3, page 2 (line 15), omit ‘Australian’, substitute ‘Independent’.

(3)           Clause 4, page 3 (line 6), omit ‘Australian’, substitute ‘Independent’.

(4)           Part 2, page 8 (line 1), (heading), omit:

‘Australian’

substitute:

‘Independent’.

(5)           Clause 10, page 8 (line 5), omit:

‘Australian’

substitute:

‘Independent’.

(6)     Clause 10, page 8 (line 6), omit ‘Australian’, substitute ‘Independent’.

(7)     Clause 10, page 8 (line 8), omit:

‘Australian’

substitute:

‘Independent’.

(8)     Page 8, after clause 11, insert:

11A  Authority not subject to direction

                   The Authority is not subject to direction by the Minister in relation to the:

(a)  performance of the functions conferred on the Authority by  the Parliament; and

                     (b)  publication of information under Part 12 of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Act 2009 .

(9)     Clause 19, page 11 (lines 11 to 13), omit the clause, substitute:

19  Period of appointment for members of the Authority

(1)  The Minister must appoint a Member of the Authority for a period of 5 years.

(2)  A person who has been appointed as a member of the Authority may be appointed for second period of 5 years.

             (2)  A person who has been appointed as a member of the Authority for two five years periods is not eligible for appointment for a further period.

(10)   Clause 41, page 22 (lines 2 to 9), omit the clause, substitute:

41  Minister may advise Authority

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, advise the Authority of the Minister’s views as to the priorities that should be given by the Authority to the performance of its functions.

             (2)  Advice given under subsection (1) must have regard to the provisions of section 11A.

             (3)  The Authority must give the Minister, in writing, a response to any advice it receives from the Minister under subsection (1).

(11)   Title, page 1 (line 1), omit:

‘Australian’

substitute:

‘Independent’.