224 Gazetting of targets

(1)

The Minister must set a target.

(2)

The Minister responsible for the administration of the Act may set a target, or amend or revoke an existing target, at any time.

(2A)

Before the Minister sets, amends, or revokes a target, the Minister must consult, or be satisfied that the chief executive has consulted, persons (or their representatives) that appear to the Minister or the chief executive likely to have an interest in the target.

(3)

As soon as practicable after setting, amending, or revoking a target under this section, the Minister must—

(a)

publicly notify the target or revocation of the target in the Gazette; and

(b)

make the target or revocation of the target publicly accessible via the Internet site of the department of the chief executive.

(4)

To avoid doubt, a Gazette notice under this section is neither a legislative instrument nor a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and does not have to be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.

(5)

To avoid doubt, any number of targets may be set using the process under this section.

Section 224: added, on 26 September 2008, by section 50 of the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 85).

Section 224(1): amended, on 5 December 2011, by section 19 of the Climate Change Response Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 15).

Section 224(2A): inserted, on 8 December 2009, by section 83 of the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 57).

Section 224(3)(b): amended, on 5 December 2011, by section 19 of the Climate Change Response Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 15).

Section 224(4): replaced, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).