Public hearing on Greenhouse emissions reporting bill

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy will hold a public hearing on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (Transparency in Carbon Emissions Accounting) Bill 2020 on 1 May 2020.

Details of the public hearing are as follows:

Date: 1 May 2020
Time: 11.00am – 2.35pm AEST
Location: via teleconference

The Bill seeks to amend the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 to capture 'scope 3' indirect greenhouse emissions in all reporting obligations, and to ensure that the Government tables Australia's national greenhouse gas inventory estimates in Parliament each quarter. 

The Committee will hear from:

  • the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources;
  • the Clean Energy Regulator;
  • Doctors for the Environment Australia;
  • the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network; and
  • the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility.

Chair of the Committee Mr Ted O'Brien MP said that the Committee looked forward to the public hearing.

'We welcome a discussion about the potential costs and benefits of the Bill, and the opportunity to gather information to assist the Committee in making its recommendations', Mr O'Brien said.

'This hearing is a valuable part of the Committee's work in assessing the proposed legislation.'

In order to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 situation, Committee members and witnesses will all participate in the hearing remotely, via teleconference. Interested members of the public are invited to listen to the broadcast, available on the Parliament House website

Further details about the Bill and the Committee's work are available on the inquiry website.

Interested members of the public may wish to track the committee via its website. Click on the blue 'Track Committee' button in the bottom right hand corner and use the forms to login to My Parliament or to register for a My Parliament account. 
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