Supplementary Order Paper No 102

No 102

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Jeanette Fitzsimons, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 44

To omit subclauses (3) and (5).

To add new subclause (8):

  • (8) Section 184(9)(b) is repealed.

Explanatory note

The purpose of this Supplementary Order Paper is to amend the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill to give affect to recommendations of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

The amendments to subclauses (2) and (3) repeal the proposed requirement to report and consider the tonnes of carbon emissions involved when granting carbon liability exemptions for deforesting wilding tree forests. The amendment to subclause (8) is recommended so that pre-1990 tree weeds, which were planted for purposes such as erosion control but are not a problem, can be cleared without incurring a carbon liability.