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Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012


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

Summary

Introduced with the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2012, the bill establishes a national framework for regulating the energy efficiency of products supplied or used within Australia by: creating a national regulator (the GEMS regulator) to oversee the Equipment Energy Efficiency Program (the E3 Program); providing for administrative, investigative and enforcement powers for the GEMS regulator; expanding the E3 Program to include products other than electrical products; setting mandatory minimum efficiency requirements for products; setting nationally-consistent labelling requirements; and requiring a review of the operation of the Act after five years.

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 30/05/12  
Second reading moved 30/05/12  
Second reading debate 22/08/12  
Second reading agreed to 22/08/12  
Consideration in detail debate 22/08/12 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 22/08/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/09/12  
Second reading moved 10/09/12  
Second reading debate 13/09/12  
Second reading agreed to 13/09/12  
Third reading agreed to 13/09/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13/09/12  
Assent 21/09/12 Act no.: 132 - Year: 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third 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

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BU255]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (31/05/2012): House Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and the Arts; Statement made discharging the committee’s requirement to provide a report (21/08/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (21/06/2012): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (15/08/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )