Native Vegetation Laws, Greenhouse Gas Abatement and Climate Change Measures

19th February 2010 

Information about the Inquiry

On 04 February 2010 the Senate referred the following matters to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry and report.

(1) The impact of native vegetation laws and legislated greenhouse gas abatement measures on landholders, including:

(a) any diminution of land asset value and productivity as a result of such laws;

 (b) compensation arrangements to landholders resulting from the imposition of such laws;

(c) the appropriateness of the method of calculation of asset value in the determination of compensation arrangements; and

 (d) any other related matter.

(2) in conducting this inquiry, the committee must also examine the impact of the Government’s proposed Carbon pollution Reduction Scheme and the range of measures related to climate change announced by the Leader of the Opposition (Mr Abbott) on 2 February 2010.

 Submissions should be received by 05 March 2010. The reporting date is 30 April 2010.

The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and organisations preferably in electronic form submitted online or sent by email to fpa.sen@aph.gov.au as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word format document. The email must include full postal address and contact details.

Alternatively, written submissions may be sent to:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Notes to help you prepare your submission are available from the website at http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/wit_sub/index.htm. Alternatively, the Committee Secretariat will be able to help you with your inquiries and can be contacted on telephone +61 2 6277 3530 or facsimile +61 2 6277 5809 or by email to fpa.sen@aph.gov.au.

Inquiries from hearing and speech impaired people should be directed to Parliament House TTY number 02 6277 7799. Adobe also provides tools at http://access.adobe.com/ for the blind and visually impaired to access PDF documents. If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee’s inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

Once the Committee accepts your submission, it becomes a confidential Committee document and is protected by Parliamentary Privilege. You must not release your submission without the Committee’s permission. If you do, it will not be protected by Parliamentary Privilege. At some stage during the inquiry, the Committee normally makes submissions public and places them on its website. Please indicate if you want your submission to be kept confidential.

For further information, contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone:

+61 2 6277 3530

Fax:

+61 2 6277 5809</

Email:

fpa.sen@aph.gov.au</

Terms of Reference

(1) The impact of native vegetation laws and legislated greenhouse gas abatement measures on landholders, including:

(a) any diminution of land asset value and productivity as a result of such laws;

 (b) compensation arrangements to landholders resulting from the imposition of such laws;

 (c) the appropriateness of the method of calculation of asset value in the determination of compensation arrangements; and

 (d) any other related matter.

(2) in conducting this inquiry, the committee must also examine the impact of the Government’s proposed Carbon pollution Reduction Scheme and the range of measures related to climate change announced by the Leader of the Opposition (Mr Abbott) on 2 February 2010.

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