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Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


Part of a package of 11 bills to remove the carbon pricing mechanism, the bill repeals the Climate Change Authority Act 2011 to abolish the authority; and amends the Clean Energy Act 2011, Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011, National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 and Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to provide for certain periodic reviews of climate change measures to be undertaken by the minister; and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001, Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011, Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 to make amendments consequential on the repeal. Also enables the transfer of the authority’s assets and liabilities to the Commonwealth.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/11/13  
Second reading moved 13/11/13  
Second reading debate 18/11/13  
Second reading debate 19/11/13  
Second reading debate 20/11/13  
Second reading debate 21/11/13  
Second reading agreed to 21/11/13  
Consideration in detail debate 21/11/13  
Third reading agreed to 21/11/13  
Introduced and read a first time 02/12/13  
Second reading moved 02/12/13  
Second reading debate 10/12/13  
Second reading debate 11/12/13  
Second reading debate 11/02/14  
Second reading debate 12/02/14  
Second reading debate 13/02/14  
Second reading debate 03/03/14  
Second reading negatived 03/03/14  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (14/11/2013): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (02/12/2013)