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Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011


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

Summary

Part of a package of three bills to establish the Carbon Farming Initiative, the bill provides for: the types of abatement projects eligible for Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs); requirements for recognition as an offsets entity; eligibility for offsets projects; participation by holders of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land; characteristics of methodology determinations; permanence arrangements for sequestration projects; reporting requirements for offsets projects; a framework for auditing offset reports; the issue and exchange of ACCUs; monitoring and enforcement powers; merits review of decisions; the establishment and functions of the Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee and the Carbon Credits Administrator; and the publication of information and the treatment of confidential information.

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 24/03/11  
Second reading moved 24/03/11  
Second reading debate 25/05/11  
Second reading debate 15/06/11  
Second reading debate 16/06/11  
Second reading agreed to 16/06/11  
Consideration in detail debate 16/06/11  
Third reading agreed to 16/06/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/06/11  
Second reading moved 20/06/11  
Second reading debate 05/07/11  
Second reading debate 06/07/11  
Second reading agreed to 06/07/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 06/07/11 Amendment details: 12 Government and 2 Australian Greens agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 16/08/11 Amendment details: 2 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 17/08/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 18/08/11 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 22/08/11 Amendment details: 1 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
Third reading debated 22/08/11  
Third reading agreed to 22/08/11  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 23/08/11 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 23/08/11  
Assent 15/09/11 Act no.: 101 of 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First 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 relating to sheet BR233

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet BR247

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
WASHER, Mal, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7123]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7112]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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  • Government [sheet BR247]

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  • Government [sheet BR233]

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  • Independent [sheet 7124]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Independent [sheet 7118]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Independent [sheet 7122 revised]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 7120]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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  • Opposition [sheet 7080]
CORMANN, Sen Mathias
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon
COLBECK, Sen Richard

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  • Opposition [sheet 7117]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon
COLBECK, Sen Richard

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  • Opposition/Independent [sheet 7129 revised]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (24/03/2011): House Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and the Arts; Committee report (23/05/2011)
  • Referred to Committee (25/03/2011): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (27/05/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )