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News

Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 1 October 2014
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Sep
2014
Release of the Expert Panel's report on the Renewable Energy Target scheme.
28
Aug
2014
The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, with effect from 1 July 2014.
18
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

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.

Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

In November, Australia will host the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit.