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Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Finance and Deregulation


Part of a package of six bills to give effect to the Government’s Nation Building and Jobs Plan, the bill appropriates a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to establish the Energy Efficient Homes Program to: provide free ceiling insulation for all uninsulated owner-occupied homes; provide landlords who install insulation in their rental properties with a rebate of up to $1,000 until 30 June 2011 and remove the cap on the number of properties that can be insulated; and increase the maximum Solar Hot Water Rebate to $1,600 for households that do not access the insulation program and who replace existing hot water systems with a solar and heat pump water system by 30 June 2012.

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 04/02/09  
Second reading moved 04/02/09  
Second reading debate 04/02/09
(after midnight)
Second reading agreed to 04/02/09
(after midnight)
Third reading agreed to 04/02/09
(after midnight)
Introduced and read a first time 05/02/09  
Second reading moved 05/02/09  
Second reading debate 05/02/09  
Second reading debate 10/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 11/02/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 11/02/09  
Third reading negatived 12/02/09  

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 (05/02/2009): Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee
  • Committee report (10/02/2009)