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Queensland introduces new Clean Economy Jobs Bill

The Climate Council has welcomed the introduction of Queensland's Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024, which lays out ambitious strategies to accelerate the shift towards renewable energy sources and simultaneously reduce pollution levels.

US Congress greenlights key measures in NDAA 2024 for AUKUS submarine transfer

The United States Congress has passed the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a comprehensive legislation that not only addresses critical aspects of Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine program but also establishes key exemptions for both Australia and the United Kingdom from US defence export control licensing.

NSW’s emission reduction targets set in stone with new climate bill

The New South Wales (NSW) government has introduced the Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill 2023, aiming to enshrine legal emissions reduction objectives and establish an independent Net Zero Commission.

New legislation to boost South Australia’s hydrogen and renewable energy initiatives

South Australia has taken a step towards consolidating its leadership in renewable energy and hydrogen sectors with the introduction of the Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Bill. 

Victoria gov’t legislates ambitious emissions reduction target

Minister for Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio has formalised its emissions reduction target, under Victoria’s Climate Change Act 2017, to cut Victoria’s emissions by 75 to 80 per cent by 2035.

New legislation brings Queensland one step closer to carbon emissions goal

The Queensland government announced new legislation that aims to support the state’s booming renewable energy industry with $33 billion in economic activity as well as the creation of up to 10,000 jobs. 

National Net Zero Authority to support Aussies in emissions-intensive sector

The Albanese government is set to legislate a national Net Zero Authority in a push to ensure workers, industries, and communities are not left behind in the pursuit of net zero carbon goals.

Lower house passes $15B NRF Corporation Bill to boost Australian manufacturing

The National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) Corporation Bill has passed the House of Representatives today, bringing Australia one step closer to delivering one of the largest peacetime investments in the manufacturing industry. 

Australian Workers’ Union says new coal caps leave manufacturing industry exposed

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) said the new coal caps passed by the New South Wales Parliament today would leave industry exposed by not capping the price of coal sold to steel, chemical, and cement facilities. 

Tax incentives proposed for small businesses’ digital and tech programs

The Australian government issued draft legislation Monday to introduce two tax incentives that would allow small businesses to train and upskill employees and improve...
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