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Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010


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

Summary

Part of a package of three bills, the bill amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 to: separate the Renewable Energy Target scheme into the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme and create obligations on liable entities; establish an optional clearing house for the transfer of certificates; provide for an enforcement and compliance framework which includes a civil penalty regime; enable corporations to apply for partial exemption certificates; and provide for waste coal mine gas in the renewable energy target. Also contains application and transitional provisions.

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 12/05/10  
Second reading moved 12/05/10  
Second reading debate 26/05/10  
Second reading debate 27/05/10  
Second reading agreed to 27/05/10  
Third reading agreed to 27/05/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/10  
Second reading moved 15/06/10  
Second reading debate 21/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/10  
Committee of the Whole debate 22/06/10 Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 23/06/10 Amendment details: 3 Government, 3 Opposition, 4 Australian Greens and 3 Independent (Xenophon) (1 as amended) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 23/06/10  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 24/06/10 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24/06/10  
Assent 28/06/10 Act no.: 69 - Year: 2010
     

Text of bill

  • First 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 relating to sheet AL260

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet CA251

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet CA252

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet CA253]

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 6163]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 6114 revised 2]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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  • Government [sheet CA252]

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  • Government [sheet CA251]

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  • Government [sheet AL260]

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  • Independent [sheet 6116]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 6158]
COLBECK, Sen Richard

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  • Opposition [sheet 6154 revised]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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  • Opposition [sheet 6148]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (13/05/2010): Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (15/06/2010)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)