Senate debates

Monday, 22 August 2011

Bills

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011, Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011; In Committee

12:27 pm

Photo of Joe LudwigJoe Ludwig (Queensland, Australian Labor Party, Manager of Government Business in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

Whilst we move to 12:30 shortly, it might be worthwhile dealing with two government amendments. They are technical amendments to the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011. I seek leave to move the two amendments together.

Leave granted.

I move government amendments (1) and (2) on sheet BR232 together:

(1) Clause 66, page 56 (lines 20 and 21), omit “Australian carbon credit”, substitute “non Kyoto international emissions”.

(2) Clause 82, page 63 (table item 2), after “section”, insert “36 or”.

Clause 66, is a technical correction to make it plain that it is non-Kyoto international emissions rather than the Australian carbon credit. It has been picked up as a technical correction; it may be a drafting issue. Clause 82 is the reviewable decision. Rather than a technical correction, there was an oversight with reviewable decisions in that one of the clauses which is reviewable was omitted. We are now putting it back in to ensure that both those provisions are reviewable under the legislation. With those short words, I am sure no-one will object—though I may be surprised—to the government making sure the legislation is both technically correct and properly reviewable.

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