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Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Climate Change and Water

Summary

Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the bill gives effect to Australia's obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol by outlining: entities and emissions covered by the scheme; liable entities' obligation to surrender emission units corresponding to their emissions; limits on the number of emissions units that will be used; the nature and allocation of Australian emissions units; mechanisms to contain costs; linking to other emissions trading schemes; assistance in relation to emissions-intensive trade-exposed activities and coal-fired electricity generators; voluntary inclusion of reforestation activities under the scheme; the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units; and monitoring and enforcement. Also contains a regulation making power.

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 14/05/09  
Second reading moved 14/05/09  
Second reading debate 02/06/09  
Second reading debate 03/06/09  
Second reading debate 04/06/09  
Second reading agreed to 04/06/09  
Consideration in detail debate 04/06/09 Amendment details: 144 government amendments agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/06/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/09  
Second reading moved 15/06/09  
Second reading debate 22/06/09  
Second reading debate 23/06/09  
Second reading debate 11/08/09  
Second reading debate 12/08/09  
Second reading debate 13/08/09  
Second reading negatived 13/08/09  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Regulation impact statement

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet AL207]

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  • Non-Government
OAKESHOTT, Rob, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/05/2009): Senate Economics Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (15/06/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees