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Natural Resource Management
- Preview Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012: Submission (PDF 125.4 kb)
Submitted to Senate Standing Committee on Economics on 5 June, 2012
The NFF’s 5 June 2012 submission to the inquiry into Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 and related bills highlights the need for a clear definition of what constitutes an “agricultural activity” and questions whether some existing, legitimate agricultural activities have been inadvertently missed within the current definitions to avoid potential perverse outcomes.
- Preview Clean Energy Legislative Package: Submission (PDF 492.9 kb)
Submitted to Australian Government on 22 August, 2011
The NFF’s 22 August 2011 submission on the Clean Energy Legislative Package reinforces the NFF's concerns (raised previously) about the impact of the carbon tax on Australian farmers and the agricultural sector.
- Preview Carbon accounting for agriculture post-Kyoto: Submission (PDF 443.6 kb)
Submitted to Australian Government on 1 September, 2009
The NFF's 1 September 2009 submission puts a broader context around the carbon accounting issues faced by agriculture, particularly in light of the international community's recognition that the Kyoto rules ability to underpin domestic mitigation policies for agriculture is limited.
- Preview Exposure Drafts of the Legislation to Implement the CPRS: Submission (PDF 445.8 kb)
Submitted to Senate Standing Committee on Economics on 25 March, 2009
The NFF's 25 March 2009 submission highlights issues regarding the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) legislation, including international competitiveness impacts on the agricultural sector, concerns around the opt-in forestry provisions and the need for the legislation to have flexibility in recognising non-Kyoto compliant emissions units.
- Preview Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper: Submission (PDF 1.2 Mb)
Submitted to Australian Government on 10 September, 2008
The NFF's 10 September 2008 submission in response to the Australian Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) Green Paper outlines key issues and concerns, including the areas of Emissions Intensive Trade Exposed sector assistance, points of obligation for the agriculture sector, land use change, international carbon accounting rule inadequacies, research and development needs and complementary measures.
- Preview Garnaut Emissions Trading Scheme Discussion Paper: Submission (PDF 331.7 kb)
Submitted to Garnaut Climate Change Review on 24 April, 2008
The NFF’s April 2008 Submission to the Garnaut Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Discussion Paper highlights the need for voluntary, incentivised transitional mechanisms. While ‘impractical’ for agriculture to be covered within an ETS, the NFF reinforces the importance of avoiding perverse outcomes for food production.
- Preview Australian Emissions Trading Scheme Abatement Incentives: Submission (PDF 342.2 kb)
Submitted to Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on 1 December, 2007
The NFF's 1 December 2007 submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, outlines the issues faced by agriculture that require urgent attention by Government in the lead up to any Australian Emissions Trading Scheme.
- Preview Emissions Trading: Submission (PDF 71.7 kb)
Submitted to Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading on 4 April, 2007
The NFF's 4 April 2007 submission to the Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading, supports a national trading scheme that recognises agriculture has already reduced Australian greenhouse emissions and proposes that farmers should not be direct participants in a national scheme.
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