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Energy Grants and Other Legislation Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Treasury

Summary

Introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015, the bill amends: the Customs Act 1901 to provide that: excise-equivalent customs duty cannot be extinguished on imported fuel ethanol and biodiesel; and excise-equivalent customs duty is payable on the biofuels component of an imported blend of fuel; the Excise Act 1901 to: provide that the exemption from the blending rule also applies where biofuels have been subject to different rates of duty; and remove the requirement that biofuel blends that have been subject to duty cannot be blended with other duty-paid fuels without being subject to excise duty; the Fuel Tax Act 2006 to require that fuel tax credits for fuel ethanol, and biodiesel and blends including certain biofuels are calculated as if they had been subject to the excise rate of duty, whether locally manufactured or imported; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme Act 2004.

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 04/06/15  
Second reading moved 04/06/15  
Second reading debate 16/06/15  
Second reading agreed to 16/06/15  
Third reading agreed to 16/06/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/06/15  
Second reading moved 17/06/15  
Second reading debate 22/06/15  
Second reading agreed to 22/06/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 22/06/15  
Third reading agreed to 22/06/15  
     
Finally passed both Houses 22/06/15  
Assent 26/06/15 Act no.: 81 - Year: 2015
     

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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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (04/06/2015): Senate Economics Legislation Committee; Committee report (15/06/2015)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)