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Introduction of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Legislation

May 2009

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A suite of legislation relating to the establishment of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) was introduced into Parliament today (14 May 2009).  Upon the introduction of these bills, certain provisions (those that the Economics Committee Report of 16 April 2009 did not consider) will be referred to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2009.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, the Hon. Greg Combet, delivered the second reading speeches and noted that “it is important that the bills to enact the Scheme be passed this year – both to maximise the chances of a global deal at Copenhagen in December and to provide business with certainty.”

Second reading speeches

The legislative package includes a number of related bills:

  1. Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum

  2. Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum

  3. Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges – Customs) Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum

  4. Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges – Excise) Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum

  5. Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges – General) Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum

  6. Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum

  7. Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum

  8. Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum

  9. Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum

  10. Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009
    The Bill
    Explanatory Memorandum
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