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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 4 June 2015) . . Page.. 2065 ..


They will provide greater certainty for investors by reducing sovereign risk and they protect the territory from possible changes in commonwealth renewable energy law. They provide for greater transparency and scrutiny of the costs associated with the rooftop solar scheme. These amendments will also reduce the regulatory burden on the industry by creating streamlined reporting requirements and they will address a range of administrative issues that have been identified since the conception of these acts.

I would like to foreshadow that the government has two small minor and technical amendments that have been circulated within the required time frames. I will be seeking the Assembly’s leave to move those as minor and technical during the detail stage. I also note the amendment from Ms Lawder. The government has no objection to the amendment that Ms Lawder is proposing. I thank members for their support of the bill and I commend it to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro) (12.16): Pursuant to standing order 182A(b), I seek leave to move together amendments to this bill that are minor or technical in nature.

Leave granted.

Clauses 1 to 8, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Proposed new clause 8A.

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (12.17): I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name, which inserts a new clause 8A [see schedule 2 at page 2138].

We have a proposed amendment to the Electricity Feed-in Tariff Schemes Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. This amendment seeks to insert a new clause 8A, quarterly reports by the ACT electricity distributor, which relates to section 21(4)A of the Electricity Feed-in (Large-scale Renewable Energy Generation) Act 2011. We believe this amendment provides better transparency and accountability when it comes to the output of large-scale renewable energy generators in the ACT. The minister is already entitled to a quarterly output report and we simply seek to ensure the information is then made publicly available. I thank members in advance for their support of this amendment.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro) (12.18): This amendment will require the government to release market settlement integral data


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