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Part 4—Miscellaneous

Part 4 Miscellaneous

   

18   Agreements etc. by Commonwealth authorities

                   A Commonwealth authority may:

                     (a)  enter into, and give effect to, an agreement under this Act; or

                     (b)  exercise a power delegated under this Act;

whether or not the authority’s powers and functions (apart from this section) include matters covered by the agreement or delegation.

19   Review

             (1)  The Climate Change Authority must conduct a review of:

                     (a)  the operation of this Act; and

                     (b)  whether the vehicle carbon emissions standard should be amended with effect from 2024.

             (2)  The Minister must cause a written report of the review to be laid before each House of the Parliament before 1 January 2021.

             (3)  If the report sets out one or more recommendations to the Commonwealth Government:

                     (a)  the Minister must cause to be prepared a statement setting out the Commonwealth Government’s response to each of the recommendations; and

                     (b)  the Minister must cause copies of the statement to be tabled in each House of the Parliament before 1 July 2021.

20   Regulations

             (1)  The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

             (2)  The matters that may be prescribed under subsection (1) include, but are not limited to:

                     (a)  requiring manufacturers or importers of road motor vehicles to make and keep records of their sales of vehicles; and

                     (b)  requiring manufacturers or importers of road motor vehicles to give returns or information for the purposes of this Act; and

                     (c)  rules of procedure in proceedings for recovery of charge or late-payment penalty; and

                     (d)  prescribing penalties, not exceeding a fine of 10 penalty units, for offences against the regulations.

Measurement of specific emissions of CO 2

             (3)  The Minister must take all reasonable steps to cause regulations for the purposes of the definition of specific emissions of CO 2 in section 3 to be made within 6 months after the commencement of this Act.