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Renew Australia Bill 2017

   

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renew Australia Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Senator Di Natale)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to establish Renew Australia, and for related purposes

 

 

 



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              4

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 4

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 4

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 5

4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 6

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 6

6............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 7

7............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 7

8............ Extra-territorial application.................................................................. 7

Part 2—Renew Australia                                                                                                   8

Division 1—Establishment                                                                                          8

9............ Establishment...................................................................................... 8

Division 2—Functions                                                                                                    9

10.......... Functions—general............................................................................. 9

11.......... Law reform functions.......................................................................... 9

12.......... Advice function................................................................................. 11

13.......... Renewable energy project functions.................................................. 12

14.......... Functions—constitutional limits........................................................ 13

15.......... Functions—Minister may give directions......................................... 14

16.......... Commonwealth consent to conferral of functions etc. on Renew Australia by State and Territory laws  14

17.......... How duty is imposed on Renew Australia by State and Territory laws 15

18.......... When State and Territory laws impose a duty on Renew Australia... 16

Division 3—Powers, privileges and immunities                                             17

19.......... Renew Australia’s powers................................................................ 17

20.......... Renew Australia does not have privileges and immunities of the Crown 17

Part 3—Board of Renew Australia                                                                            18

Division 1—Establishment and functions                                                          18

21.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 18

22.......... Functions of the Board...................................................................... 18

Division 2—Board Members                                                                                   19

23.......... Membership...................................................................................... 19

24.......... Appointment of Board members....................................................... 19

25.......... Chair................................................................................................. 20

26.......... Term of appointment......................................................................... 20

27.......... Acting appointments......................................................................... 20

28.......... Remuneration.................................................................................... 21

29.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 21

30.......... Resignation of Board members......................................................... 22

31.......... Termination of appointment of Board members................................ 22

32.......... Other terms and conditions of Board members................................. 22

Division 3—Meetings of the Board                                                                      23

33.......... Convening meetings.......................................................................... 23

34.......... Presiding at meetings........................................................................ 23

35.......... Quorum............................................................................................. 23

36.......... Voting at meetings............................................................................ 24

37.......... Conduct of meetings......................................................................... 24

38.......... Minutes............................................................................................. 24

39.......... Decisions without meetings.............................................................. 24

Part 4—Chief Executive Officer, staff and consultants and committees 26

Division 1—Chief Executive Officer of Renew Australia                        26

40.......... Establishment.................................................................................... 26

41.......... Functions of the CEO....................................................................... 26

42.......... Appointment..................................................................................... 26

43.......... Term of appointment......................................................................... 27

44.......... Acting appointments......................................................................... 27

45.......... Terms and conditions........................................................................ 27

46.......... Outside employment......................................................................... 27

47.......... Leave of absence............................................................................... 28

48.......... Disclosure of interests....................................................................... 28

49.......... Resignation....................................................................................... 28

50.......... Termination of appointment.............................................................. 28

Division 2—Staff and consultants                                                                         30

51.......... Staff.................................................................................................. 30

52.......... Consultants....................................................................................... 30

Division 3—Committees                                                                                             31

53.......... Committees....................................................................................... 31

54.......... Remuneration and allowances........................................................... 31

Part 5—Finance                                                                                                                     32

55.......... Money payable to Renew Australia.................................................. 32

56.......... Application of money by Renew Australia....................................... 32

57.......... Borrowing from the Commonwealth................................................ 32

58.......... Borrowing from persons other than the Commonwealth.................. 33

59.......... Guarantee of borrowing.................................................................... 33

60.......... Renew Australia may give security................................................... 33

61.......... Renew Australia may charge fees..................................................... 34

62.......... Taxation............................................................................................ 34

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        35

63.......... Delegation by Renew Australia......................................................... 35

64.......... Delegation by Board......................................................................... 35

65.......... Delegation and subdelegation by CEO.............................................. 35

66.......... Rules................................................................................................. 36

Schedule 1—Timetable for phased closure of coal-fired power stations 37

1............ Timetable for phased closure of coal-fired power stations................ 37

 



A Bill for an Act to establish Renew Australia, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:



Schedule 1 Timetable for phased closure of coal-fired power stations

Note:       See subsection 11(3).

   

   

1   Timetable for phased closure of coal-fired power stations

                   The following table sets out a timetable for the phased closure of coal-fired power stations:

 

Timetable for phased closure of coal-fired power stations

Item

Power Station

Year

Phase-out

New South Wales

1

Bayswater

2018

First unit closed

2020

Second unit closed

2023

Third unit closed

2025

Full decommissioning

2

Eraring

2017

First unit closed

2020

Second unit closed

2022

Third unit closed

2026

Full decommissioning

3

Liddell

2017

First unit closed

2019

Second unit closed

2027

Full decommissioning

4

Mt Piper

2022

First unit closed

2028

Full decommissioning

5

Vales Point

2021

First unit closed

2024

Full decommissioning

Victoria

6

Loy Yang A

2022

First unit closed

2027

Second unit closed

2029

Third unit closed

2030

Full decommissioning

7

Hazelwood

2017

Full decommissioning

8

Yallourn

2019

First unit closed

2025

Second unit closed

2026

Third unit closed

2028

Full decommissioning

9

Loy Yang B

2020

First unit closed

2024

Full decommissioning

Queensland

10

Stanwell

2019

First unit closed

2022

Second unit closed

2027

Third unit closed

11

Gladstone

2019

First unit closed

2024

Second unit closed

2028

Full decommissioning

12

Millmerran

2019

First unit closed

2029

Full decommissioning

13

Tarong

2025

First unit closed

2030

Full decommissioning

14

Kogan Creek

2026

First unit closed

15

Callide B

2021

Full decommissioning

16

Callide C

2020

Full decommissioning

Western Australia

17

Muja AB

2018

Full decommissioning

18

Muja C

2018

Full decommissioning

19

Muja D

2018

Full decommissioning

20

Collie

2019

Full decommissioning

21

Bluewaters 1

2029

Full decommissioning

22

Bluewaters 2

2029

Full decommissioning