Climate change

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We contribute to developing climate change solutions, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

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News

The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, with effect from 1 July 2014.
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Jul
2014
The Australian Government reintroduced a package of bills on 23 June 2014 to repeal the carbon tax.
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Jun
2014
On 18 June 2014 the Government introduced to Parliament a bill to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund. The Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 will expand the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.
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Jun
2014
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2014 - consultation draft - Comments close 5 June 2014
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May
2014
Application to vary methodology determination Native forest protection (Avoided deforestation) - comments close 25 June 2014
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May
2014

Emissions Reduction Fund

The Government has introduced a Bill to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund.

A Plan for a Cleaner Environment

Find out more about the Australian Government’s plan for a cleaner environment.