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Call for federal Government to amend Climate Change Bill 2022

NEWS UPDATE: A broad coalition of community, business, environment, and research sector organisations, including ACOSS and SACOSS, have issued a call to the Federal Parliament to support the inclusion of economic, employment, social and engagement principles in the Climate Change Bill 2022.

The Climate Change Bill 2022 sets out Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, provides for annual climate change statements, confers advisory functions on the Climate Change Authority, and takes steps for related purposes.

The Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022 requires a range of agencies to have regard to the emissions reduction targets set out in the Climate Change Bill.

However, neither bill includes consideration of economic, employment, social, human rights and engagement principles when developing policies, programs and processes to achieve the emission reduction targets.

Find out more and read the joint letter here.

Published Date: 
Tuesday, 6 September 2022