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Climate Change Authority Act 2011 (No. 143).

Type of law
Date of original text


This Act, consisting of 83 Sections divided into five Parts, establishes the Climate Change Authority. It specifies composition, duties and responsibilities of the above mentioned Authority, entitled to carry out following functions: (a) to conduct reviews under: (i) Part 22 of the Clean Energy Act 2011; and (ii) section 306 of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011; and (iii) sections 76A and 76B of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007; and (v) Part 3 of this Act; (b) if requested to do so by the Climate Change Minister, to assist the Climate Change Minister in preparing the Commonwealth Government s response to recommendations set out in a report of such a review; (c) to conduct research about matters relating to climate change; (d) to conduct research for purposes in connection with the performance of any of the Authority s functions; (e) such other functions as are conferred on the Authority by this Act; (f) such functions as are conferred on the Authority by any other law of the Commonwealth; (g) to do anything incidental to or conducive to the performance of any of the above functions.
Long title of text
An Act to establish the Climate Change Authority, and for other purposes.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Last amendments up to Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Act 2022.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Toolkit legislation
Climate Change