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The Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008 (the Act) sets the Tasmanian Government’s legislative framework for action on climate change. The Act requires that an independent review is undertaken every four years. Two stages of the review are complete and the third stage of this engagement process is now open.
You are invited to have your say on the proposed amendments to the Act.
Closing Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018
Consultation type: Invitation to comment and attend public forums
The Tasmanian Climate Change Office wants to hear your thoughts about the proposed amendments to the Act. This consultation seeks your views on the following questions:
You can submit responses to this consultation up until Wednesday 7 November 2018. Submissions can be lodged electronically (preferred) or by post. We are committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs. Where possible, please write your submission in plain English.
Submissions will be published on the Tasmanian Climate Change Office website. Your name or the name of the organisation making the submission will be made public. Please tell us if you want to keep your submission private.
Post: Tasmanian Climate Change Office, GPO Box 123, Hobart TAS 7001
Submissions close on Wednesday 7 November 2018.
The Tasmanian Climate Change Office will be hosting public forums where you can provide feedback on the proposed amendments to the Act, and hear from our staff about our latest work.
|Location||Date and Time||RSVP|
|BURNIE - Cradle Coast Authority, 1-3 Spring Street||Wednesday 31 October, |
2.00pm to 4.00pm
|LAUNCESTON - The Sebel Hotel, Cornwall Suite, 12-14 St John Street||Thursday 1 November, |
10.00am to 12.00pm
|HOBART - Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Marina Room, 4 Franklin Wharf||Friday 2 November, |
10.00am to 12.00pm
In May 2017 the Tasmanian Government prepared a response to the recommendations of the Independent Review (Stage 1 below). The response supports recommendations one, two and four, and supports recommendations three and five in-principle, noting that additional consultation and analysis is required to determine the best approach for their implementation.
Climate Action 21: Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021 includes an aspirational long-term target to achieve zero net emissions for Tasmania by 2050. The Tasmanian Government proposes to amend the Act to legislate for this target as part of this review.
In 2016, the Tasmanian Government commissioned Jacobs Australia to undertake the latest four-yearly independent review of the Act. The review looked at:
To inform the Independent Review, Jacobs Australia prepared a discussion paper for public consultation. The discussion paper provided context around the review of the Act, and asked a number of questions about how the Act could be amended to meet the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents for Tasmania.
Download the Discussion Paper on the independent review of the Act (PDF).
The views and opinions expressed in the below submissions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the Tasmanian Government.
The Independent Review of the Act makes the following five recommendations for amending the Act:
For further information please contact the Tasmanian Climate Change Office on 03 6232 7173 or by email email@example.com.