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Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011

Originating house
House of Representatives
Climate Change and Energy Efficiency


Part of a package of 18 bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill imposes a tax on the issue of carbon units issued as a result of an auction, or for a fixed charge, or on a unit shortfall, to the extent that it is a duty of excise.

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  
Third reading agreed to 12/10/11  
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 04/12/11 Act no.: 154 - Year: 2011

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • 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 ( )