National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022

colourful reflection of Canberra's new parliament building in a fontain pond at sunset.

On Wednesday 30 November 2022, the Albanese Labor Government introduced the National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022 to the Australian Parliament. The Bill establishes the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund (NRF), a key election commitment of the Labor Party at the 2022 Federal Election. In the October Budget, the Government allocated $15.0 billion over 7… Continue reading National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022

Australia at COP27

Canberra at dusk, from Red Hill lookout.

From 6 November to 20 November, Australian representatives including Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, attended the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Climate Change Performance Index, released midway through the conference, shows Australia moving from 59 to 55 out of 63 nations. The CCPI also has… Continue reading Australia at COP27

Safeguard Mechanism Consultation Paper

On Thursday 18 August 2022, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, released the consultation paper on the design of the Australian Government’s reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism. As the Australian Government has increased its emissions reduction ambition to 43 per cent by 2030, reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism are needed to facilitate the… Continue reading Safeguard Mechanism Consultation Paper

The Sydney Energy Forum

Sydney harbor and downtown buildings in Sydney at night, Australia.

On the 12th and 13th of July 2022, the Australian Government and the International Energy Agency (IEA), with the support of the Business Council of Australia, co-hosted the Sydney Energy Forum. The forum’s aim was to secure clean energy supply chains for the Indo-Pacific, bringing together the private sector and governments to overcome challenges in… Continue reading The Sydney Energy Forum

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