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senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:20:40

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Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-11-08.58.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.
  • This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.
  • The eighteen bills are a package to implement a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which is a key policy of the Labor Government.
  • The eighteen bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653 Clean Energy Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655 Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662 Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22 Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651 Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22 Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650 Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660 Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656 Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654 Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665 Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657 Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663 Climate Change Authority Bill 2011]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.(Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].) It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-11-08.58.1) to read the bills for a third time.
  • This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.
  • The eighteen bills are a package to implement a [carbon pricing mechanism](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia), which is a key policy of the Labor Government.
  • The eighteen bills are:
  • - [Clean Energy Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653)
  • - [Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655)
  • - [Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22)
  • - [Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662)
  • - [Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22)
  • - [Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651)
  • - [Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22)
  • - [Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664)
  • - [Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660)
  • - [Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658)
  • - [Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659)
  • - [Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656)
  • - [Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654)
  • - [Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665)
  • - [Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657)
  • - [Climate Change Authority Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663)
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.(Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on the Clean Energy Regulator’s [website](http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx).) It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • References
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:49

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-11-08.58.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.
  • This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.
  • The eighteen bills are a package to implement a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which is a key policy of the Labor Government.
  • The eighteen bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653 Clean Energy Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655 Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662 Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22 Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651 Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22 Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650 Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660 Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656 Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654 Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665 Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657 Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663 Climate Change Authority Bill 2011]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.[1] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.(Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].) It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2014-02-10 17:41:22

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of reading the bills for a third time.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-11-08.58.1 motion] to read the bills for a third time.
  • This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.
  • The eighteen bills are a package to implement a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which is a key policy of the Labor Government.
  • The eighteen bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653 Clean Energy Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655 Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662 Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22 Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651 Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22 Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650 Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660 Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656 Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654 Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665 Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657 Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663 Climate Change Authority Bill 2011]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.[1] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2014-02-10 17:38:28

Title

  • Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Third Reading - Introduce a carbon price
  • Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of reading the bills for a third time.
  • This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.
  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion to read the bills a third time.</p>
  • The eighteen bills are a package to implement a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which is a key policy of the Labor Government.
  • <p>This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.</p>
  • The eighteen bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653 Clean Energy Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655 Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662 Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22 Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651 Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22 Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650 Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660 Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656 Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654 Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665 Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657 Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663 Climate Change Authority Bill 2011]
  • <p>The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, which was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • <p>The eighteen bills were:</p>
  • <ul><li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653">Clean Energy Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655">Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href ="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22">Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662">Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22">Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651">Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22">Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650">Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660">Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656">Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654">Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665">Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657">Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663">Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</a></li></ul>
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.[1] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • <p><b>Background to the bills</b></p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government announced plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>. It will be replaced by a <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">Direct Action Plan</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-11-07 12:05:06

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion to read the bills a third time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, which was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were:</p>
  • <ul><li>Clean Energy Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</li></ul>
  • <ul><li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653">Clean Energy Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655">Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href ="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22">Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662">Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22">Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651">Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22">Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650">Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660">Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656">Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654">Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665">Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657">Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663">Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</a></li></ul>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announce plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 before being defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p><b>Background to the bills</b></p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, it is likely that the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>.</p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government announced plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>. It will be replaced by a <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">Direct Action Plan</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-11 14:53:14

Title

  • Clean Energy Bill 2011 - Third Reading - Introduce a carbon price
  • Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Third Reading - Introduce a carbon price

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion to read the bills a third time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, which was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were:</p>
  • <ul><li>Clean Energy Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</li></ul>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announce plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 before being defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, it is likely that the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-11 14:52:44

Title

  • Bills - Clean Energy Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge - General) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge - Auctions) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge - Fixed Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges - Customs) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges - Excise) Bill 2011, Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011, Climate Change Authority Bill 2011; Third Reading
  • Clean Energy Bill 2011 - Third Reading - Introduce a carbon price

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion to read the bills a third time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, which was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were:</p>
  • <ul><li>Clean Energy Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</li></ul>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announce plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 before being defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, it is likely that the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-11 07:58:02

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion to read the bills a third time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the then Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the then Opposition (the Coalition).</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism, which was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announce plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 before being defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announce plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 before being defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, it is likely that the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-11 07:51:20

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion to read the bills a third time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.</p>
  • <p>The 18 bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the Opposition (the Coalition). The Coalition maintained its opposition to the mechanism during both the 2010 and 2013 elections and says it will <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">“abolish the carbon tax”</a> should it be elected.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the then Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the then Opposition (the Coalition).</p>
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though note that the Labor Government has <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announced plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014.
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announce plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 before being defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, it is likely that the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-06 10:25:59

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion to read the bills a third time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.</p>
  • <p>The 18 bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the Opposition (the Coalition). The Coalition maintained its opposition to the mechanism during both the 2010 and 2013 elections and says it will <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">“abolish the carbon tax”</a> should it be elected.</p>
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though note that the Labor Government has <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announced plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014.
  • For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-06 10:22:20

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion to read the bills a third time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.</p>
  • <p>The 18 bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the Opposition (the Coalition). The Coalition maintained its opposition to the mechanism during both the 2010 and 2013 elections and says it will <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">“scrap the carbon tax”</a> should it be elected.</p>
  • <p>The 18 bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the Opposition (the Coalition). The Coalition maintained its opposition to the mechanism during both the 2010 and 2013 elections and says it will <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">“abolish the carbon tax”</a> should it be elected.</p>
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though note that the Labor Government has <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announced plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014.
  • For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.
senate vote 2011-11-08#5

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-06 10:21:34

Title

  • Bills Clean Energy Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge General) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge Auctions) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge Fixed Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges Customs) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges Excise) Bill 2011, Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011, Climate Change Authority Bill 2011; Third Reading
  • Bills - Clean Energy Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge - General) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge - Auctions) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge - Fixed Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges - Customs) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges - Excise) Bill 2011, Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011, Climate Change Authority Bill 2011; Third Reading

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  • <p class="speaker">John Hogg</p>
  • <p>The committee has considered the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills. The time allocated for debate having expired, it has agreed to them without amendments or requests. The question now is that the remaining stages of these bills be agreed to and the bills be now passed.</p>
  • <p>Question put.</p>
  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion to read the bills a third time.</p>
  • <p>This means that the bills are passed in the Senate and, as they have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now be sent to the Governor-General for royal assent so they can become law.</p>
  • <p>The 18 bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the Opposition (the Coalition). The Coalition maintained its opposition to the mechanism during both the 2010 and 2013 elections and says it will <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">“scrap the carbon tax”</a> should it be elected.</p>
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though note that the Labor Government has <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announced plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014.
  • For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.
  • <p class="italic"> <i>A division having been called and the bells being rung&#8212;</i></p>
  • <p class="speaker">Ian Macdonald</p>
  • <p>Mr President, could you please get the Clerk to read the bills?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">John Hogg</p>
  • <p>I am required to read the question. The question has been put.</p>
  • <p>The Senate divided. [12:41]</p>
  • <p>(The President&#8212;Senator Hogg)</p>
  • <p>Question agreed to.</p>