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Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012

Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2012

Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Act 2012

Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by the authority of the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon Greg Combet AM MP and the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP)

Glossary

The following abbreviations and acronyms are used throughout this explanatory memorandum.

Abbreviation Definition
ANREU Act Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011
ANREU Regulations Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Regulations 2011
ARENA Australian Renewable Energy Agency
ARENA Act Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011
ATO Australian Taxation Office
The bill References to 'the bill' are to the Clean Energy Legislative Amendment Bill 2012. Other bills are identified by their full titles.
Carbon pricing mechanism or mechanism The carbon pricing mechanism set up by the CE Act
CE Act Clean Energy Act 2011
CEFC Clean Energy Finance Corporation
CEFC Bill Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012
CER Clean Energy Regulator
CER Act Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011
CFI Carbon Farming Initiative
CFI Act Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011
Clean Energy Legislative Package A package of Acts including:

·
Clean Energy Act 2011 ;
·
Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011 ;
·
Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011 ;
·
Climate Change Authority Act 2011 ;
·
Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge-General) Act 2011 ;
·
Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge-General) Act 2011 ;
·
Clean Energy (Charges-Excise) Act 2011 ;
·
Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Act 2011 ;
·
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Act 2011 ;
·
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Act 2011 ;
·
Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment (Clean Energy) Act 2011 ;
·
Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment (Clean Energy) Act 2011 ;
·
Customs Tariff Amendment (Clean Energy) Act 2011 .

CNG Compressed natural gas
CO2-e Carbon dioxide equivalence
Customs Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Customs Tariff Act Customs Tariff Act 1995
DCCEE Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
DOIC Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee
DOIP Designated opt-in person
Excise Act Excise Act 1901
Excise Tariff Act Excise Tariff Act 1921
FTC Fuel tax credit
Fuel Tax Act Fuel Tax Act 2006
GST Goods and Services Tax
JV Joint venture
LPG Liquid petroleum gas or (once amended) liquefied petroleum gas
LNG Liquefied natural gas
NGER Act National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
NGER Regulations National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008
OTN Obligation transfer number
Opt-in Scheme The Opt-in Scheme set out in Part 3, Division 7 of the Clean Energy Act 2011
Registry Australian National Registry of Emissions Units


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