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Declaration by Minister Extending Certain Reporting Deadlines for the Climate Change Commission

Pursuant to sections 5ZA(4)(a)(ii) and 5ZH(2)(b) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002 (“Act”) I have received a request from the Climate Change Commission to extend the statutory deadlines for its advice on the following matters:

  1. The first 3 emissions budgets, in accordance with section 5ZA of the Act; and
  2. The first emissions reduction plan, in accordance with section 5ZH of the Act.

The new deadline for each piece of advice is 31 May 2021.

Dated this 14th day of July 2020.

Hon JAMES SHAW, Minister for Climate Change.