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Climate Change Authority Bill 2011

Originating house
House of Representatives
Climate Change and Energy Efficiency


Part of a package of 18 bills to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, the bill establishes: the Climate Change Authority as an independent statutory body to review the carbon pricing mechanism, the Renewable Energy Target Scheme, the Carbon Farming Initiative, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System and other matters as requested by the minister or by both Houses of Parliament; and the Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board to provide advice on key performance indicators and the implementation of land sector and biodiverity measures associated with climate change and undertaken by the Biodiversity Fund.

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 13/09/11  
Second reading moved 13/09/11  
Second reading debate 14/09/11  
Second reading debate 15/09/11  
Second reading debate 19/09/11  
Second reading debate 20/09/11  
Second reading debate 21/09/11  
Second reading debate 11/10/11  
Second reading agreed to 11/10/11  
Consideration in detail debate 11/10/11  
Third reading agreed to 12/10/11  
Introduced and read a first time 12/10/11  
Second reading moved 12/10/11  
Second reading debate 31/10/11  
Second reading debate 01/11/11  
Second reading debate 02/11/11  
Second reading debate 03/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 03/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 03/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 07/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 08/11/11  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 08/11/11  
Assent 29/11/11 Act no.: 143 - Year: 2011

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (14/09/2011): Joint Select Commitee on Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation
  • Committee report (07/10/2011)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)