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Climate Change Response (Extension of Penalty Transition for Forestry Activities with Low Volume Emissions Liabilities) Amendment Bill

Introduced Oct 4, the bill extends a transitional regime due to expire which allows for lesser Emissions Trading Scheme penalties for small forestry owners who cut down trees from pre-1989 forests and fail to surrender or repay units. First reading on Oct 18, supported by all parties except Act and sent to the environment committee to be reported back by Nov 11. Reported back on Nov 11 without changes. Second reading on Nov 16 with all parties in favour.

 

Climate Change Response (Extension of Penalty Transition for Forestry Activities with Low Volume Emissions Liabilities) Amendment Bill