Public consultation - Carbon Tax Repeal – Associated Draft Legislative Instruments

Consultation on the draft legislative instruments closed on 18 July 2014.

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) (Jobs and Competitiveness Program) Rules 2014

As part of the carbon tax repeal process, the Australian Government has released an exposure draft of the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) (Jobs and Competitiveness Program) Rules 2014 (the draft True-up Rules). The draft True-up Rules implement a true up of 2013-14 allocations under the Jobs and Competitiveness Program, which would be implemented after the repeal of the carbon tax legislation is enacted. The purpose of this consultation process is to identify any technical or implementation issues with the draft True-up Rules.

Consultation paper

The consultation paper explains how the draft True-up Rules would apply and operate, particularly with regard to the references to the relevant provisions of Schedule 1 to the Clean Energy Regulations 2011, which are to be read as if they apply for the purpose of the true up rather than a new application for assistance. The exposure draft True-Up Rules are included within the consultation paper and as a separate attachment.

Making an enquiry

Information about carbon tax repeal is available at www.environment.gov.au/carbon-tax-repeal.

If you have an enquiry about the draft True-up Rules consultation process, please email repeal-consultations@environment.gov.au or telephone 1800 057 590.

Consequential amendments to remove reference to the carbon tax from regulations

As a result of repealing the carbon tax, consequential amendments are required to be made to supporting regulations, including the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 and the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Regulations 2011. Exposure drafts of the regulations are available:

Any questions or comments regarding the exposure draft regulations should be emailed to the following email address no later than 5pm on Friday, 18 July 2014: repeal-consultations@environment.gov.au.