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Nature Repair Market (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water


Introduced with the Nature Repair Market Bill 2023 to create a national framework for a voluntary national biodiversity market, the bill amends the: Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011 to: provide for the use and disclosure of protected information; provide for the minister to consult with the biodiversity minister before giving a direction about the Clean Energy Regulator’s powers and functions; amend the functions of the regulator to include functions conferred on it by a biodiversity law; include additional requirements for a person to be appointed as a member of the regulator; and provide for the delegation of the regulator’s functions and powers; and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 to: provide that the minister may determine requirements for the conduct of audits by registered greenhouse and energy auditors; and provide for a register of greenhouse and energy auditors.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/03/23  
Second reading moved 29/03/23  
Second reading debate 13/06/23  
Second reading debate 14/06/23  
Second reading debate 15/06/23  
Second reading debate 19/06/23  
Second reading debate 21/06/23  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/23  
Third reading agreed to 21/06/23  
Introduced and read a first time 31/07/23  
Second reading moved 31/07/23  

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 (30/03/2023): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 18/04/2024
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (10/05/2023): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 8 of 2023