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Climate Change and Energy Legislation Amendment (Renewable Energy and Storage Targets) Bill 2023

First House: Legislative Assembly

First reading


Second reading


Third reading


  • Third reading moved
    22/02/2024
  • Third reading passed
    22/02/2024

Second House: Legislative Council

Message received from Assembly


  • Message received from Assembly
    22/02/2024

First reading


Second reading


  • Second reading moved
    22/02/2024
  • Debate resumed
    07/03/2024
  • Greens amendments circulated
    07/03/2024
  • Reasoned amendment
    07/03/2024

    The following reasoned amendment moved by David Davis (Opposition) was debated and defeated.

    That all the words after “That” be omitted and replaced with “the Bill be withdrawn and not reintroduced until the Government —
    1. guarantees secure and reliable energy for every Victorian, noting the recent system collapse which led to 530,000 people without power;
    2. commits to energy being affordable, noting the 25 per cent price increase over the last year;
    3. details how Victoria will have adequate baseload power, noting the State Government’s ban on gas;
    4. sets out a plan to upgrade 57-year-old transmission infrastructure, noting that almost one in seven of Victoria’s 13,000 electricity transmission towers is damaged and experts warned the Government in 2020 of the risks in extreme weather events;
    5. reveals to Victorians exactly how the new planning powers, and ministerial directions, will operate, and why the Government is stripping communities from planning decisions;
    6. explains what the impact will be on agricultural land, when analysis from the Government’s offshore wind policy directions paper of March 2020 shows that to meet net zero targets, up to 70 per cent of Victoria’s land will need to host wind and solar farms;
    7. provides an update on how Victoria will reach the 2032 wind target, noting the collapse of the flagship project in Hastings; and
    8. provides public transparency on climate measures through a website with live measures covering emissions, renewable energy, battery storage, and wind energy.”.

  • Second reading passed
    07/03/2024

Committee of the whole


Third reading


  • Third reading moved
    07/03/2024
  • Third reading passed
    07/03/2024

Dealing with Council amendments


  • Dealing with Council amendments
    07/03/2024

    The Council agreed to an amendment moved by Dr Sarah Mansfield (Australian Greens).

  • Dealing with Council amendments
    19/03/2024

    The Legislative Assembly agreed to the amendment made by the Legislative Council.

Royal Assent


  • Royal Assent given
    26/03/2024