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Fed Govt surrenders to big business: Greenhouse Bill lacks transparency, accountability and urgency, says Senator

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

One of the real issues that remain with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Bill 2007 was that the essential elements of a reporting scheme included comprehensive coverage of emitters, data at both corporate and facility level, reporting on a range of relevant activities, transparent and objective processes for calculating emissions and public accountability of the scheme, Tasmania’s Senator Christine Milne said in the Commonwealth Senate on 20 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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National Health Security Bill 2007 promotes improved health surveillance, information sharing and control of biological agents: MP

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

The National Health Security Bill 2007 had a two-fold purpose, MP Nicola Roxon said in the Commonwealth House of Representatives on 20 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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One of 33 Bills rushed-through: Barnaby Joyce’s “Birdsville amendment” to section 46 of the Trade Practices Act, too vague on “substantial share of a market”

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

The introduction of Barnaby Joyce’s “Birdsville amendment” to section 46 of the Trade Practices Act introduced a new threshold concept in relation to predatory pricing — the notion of companies with a “substantial share of a market” reported The Australian Financial Review, (17/9/2007, p. 71) Read the rest of this entry »

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Badly needed – an independent national level assessment process whereby Aus govt able to declare a project of national significance, says Tas Lib Senator Barnett; will help escape controversies and time lag

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

A formalised, independent, objective assessment process for projects of national significance was needed just in line with the independent, objective assessment process for projects of state significance the states had, said Guy Barnett, Senator for Tasmania, Liberal Party of Australia, Commonwealth Senate, on 18 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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Troubled NSW carbon credit producer Easy Being Green told switch from collapsed $6.50 NGAC market to APX-traded VERs at $8.75

Posted by gmarkets on 28 September, 2007

Australian Climate Exchange (ACX) Managing Director, Tim Hanlin today called upon troubled NSW carbon credit producer Easy Being Green to switch their focus from the oversupplied NGAC market to produce Greenhouse Friendly VERs, the rising star of the Australian Emissions trading scene. Read the rest of this entry »

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Proposed Vic enviro protection regs: large commercial and industrial energy, water users to develop Environment and Resource Efficiency Plan (EREP)

Posted by gmarkets on 27 September, 2007

Notice was given in accordance with section ii of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 of the proposed making of the Environment Protection (Environment, and Resource Efficiency Plans) Regulations 2007, in The Age (21/9/2007, p.17). Read the rest of this entry »

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Qld Bill sets fine of $150, for the littering, of ATM receipts, food and drink packs; and two new offences, litter from vehicle, and dangerous littering

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

In the Queensland Parliament on 4 September 2007, Rosemary Menkens Burdekin member, spoke to the Environmental Protection Amendment Bill – Second Reading. She said “those responsible for littering need to be made to be accountable for their actions and to bear the cost. This bill does place the onus squarely where it should lie: on offenders”.

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Aus GHG pollution from energy sector increased by more than 22.5mT, despite high petrol prices and switch in some power generation from coal to gas due to water shortages from June 2004 to February 2007

Posted by gmarkets on 22 September, 2007

Greenhouse pollution from the energy sector in Australia increased by more than 22.5 million tones from June 2004 to February 2007 – equivalent of adding more than 5 million cars to the road or increasing the national car fleet by approximately a third, despite high petrol prices and the switch in some power generation from coal to gas due to water shortages, said Andrew Bartlett, Australian Democrats Senate member from Queensland, in the Commonwealth Senate Hansard on 12 September, quoting figures released by the Climate Institute. Read the rest of this entry »

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States green-laws banned: Federal data to be secret, but can appeal against Federal Greenhouse chief’s decisions: National Greenhouse, Bill 2007

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

States can appeal against Fed Greenhouse chief’s decisions, said Malcolm Turnbull, as he filed amendments for a “right of appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to enable state and territory governments to appeal against a decision of the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer not to disclose greenhouse and energy information.

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Great Aussie backyard burn-off banned: NSW Govt plan to clean up air quality in metropolitan Sydney

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

The great Aussie backyard burn-off has been banned under a State Government plan to clean up air quality in metropolitan NSW, reported The Daily Telegraph (5/9/2007, p.7). Read the rest of this entry »

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