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Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

GREENHOUSE AND ENERGY MINIMUM STANDARDS BILL 2012

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

Amendments to be moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency,

the Honourable Greg Combet MP)

ITEM 1 - CLARIFYING THE LIMIT ON REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

Item 1 amends clause 45 of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012 to clarify a limit on the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Regulator’s power to impose conditions when a person registers a product under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012.

The Regulator may only impose conditions that are reasonably appropriate and adapted to giving effect to the purposes of the Act.  For example, the Regulator may impose a condition that product models to be included on the registration must be tested at a particular laboratory that is known to be reliable in testing products of that type.

The intention to limit registration conditions to those that are reasonably appropriate and adapted to giving effect to the purposes of the Act was clearly stated in the explanatory memorandum to the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012.  However, the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills enquired whether thought had been given to making this limitation more clear on the face of the legislation. This amendment will make the policy intention regarding registration conditions clearer in the legislation.