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Climate Change Bill 2022


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

Summary

Introduced with the Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022, the bill: outlines Australia's greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets of a 43% reduction from 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero by 2050; requires the minister to prepare and table an annual climate change statement; requires the Climate Change Authority to give the minister advice in relation to the annual statement and future greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets; and provides for periodic reviews of the operation of the Act.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/07/22  
Second reading moved 27/07/22  
Second reading debate 03/08/22  
Second reading agreed to 04/08/22  
Consideration in detail debate 04/08/22 Amendment details: 9 Non-Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/08/22  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/09/22  
Second reading moved 05/09/22  
Second reading debate 06/09/22  
Second reading debate 07/09/22  
Second reading agreed to 08/09/22  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/09/22 Amendment details: 5 Independent (Senator Pocock) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 08/09/22  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 08/09/22  
Consideration of Senate message 08/09/22 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 08/09/22  
Assent 13/09/22 Act no: 37 - Year: 2022
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
WATSON-BROWN, Elizabeth, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government
WILKIE, Andrew, MP

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  • Non-Government
STEGGALL, Zali, MP

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  • Non-Government
SPENDER, Allegra, MP

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  • Non-Government
DANIEL, Zoe, MP

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  • Non-Government
TINK, Kylea, MP

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  • Non-Government
HAINES, Helen, MP

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  • Non-Government
CHANEY, Kate, MP

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  • Non-Government
HAINES, Helen, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 1616]
WATERS, Sen Larissa

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  • Independent [sheet 1619]
POCOCK, Sen David

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  • Independent [sheet 1621]
POCOCK, Sen David

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1629]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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  • The Nationals [sheet 1607]
MCKENZIE, Sen Bridget

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes