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National Greenhouse And Energy Reporting Act 2007

Obligations for Local Government

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Act and associated papers, identified an area of concern for Western Australian Local Governments responsible for the management of large landfills.

The Association (WALGA) has received legal advice on what the implications might be of this reporting requirement. It was identified that clarification was required as to whether Local Governments are considered ‘constitutional corporations’, for the purpose of reporting under the Act.

An Infopage outlines the following key issues and is available here

  • Negotiation on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act and obligations for Local Government.
  • Legal advice pertaining to the ‘constitutional corporations’ issue relating to the above Act.
  • WALGA response to the above Act.

WALGA's submission paper to the Department of Climate Change, Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Taskforce on the Technical Guidelines for the Estimation of Greenhouse Emissions and Energy at Facility Level is available here.

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System Update – November 2013

The recently introduced legislation to repeal the Carbon Pricing Mechanism is currently being debated within the Upper House. This legislation could potentially alter the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act (NGER Act) which governs the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System.

The Association will continue to monitor the progress of this legislation and will provide an update to the sector once it has been finalised.

For more information please contact Caroline Perks on 9213 2049 or cperks@walga.asn.au.