Energy (Renewable Transformation and Jobs) Bill 2023 (TRANSFERRED)

inquiry transferred

On 13 February 2024, the Legislative Assembly amended Schedule 6 of the Standing Rules and Orders of the Legislative Assembly, establishing the Clean Economy Jobs, Resources and Transport Committee and transferred the Bill to the Clean Economy Jobs, Resources and Transport Committee for detailed consideration.

NOTE: RELATED PUBLICATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED BEFORE 13 FEBRUARY 2024 CAN BE FOUND ON THIS PAGE, UNDER THE RESPECTIVE LINKS ABOVE. 

About the BILL

On 24 October 2023, the Hon Mick de Brenni, the Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement introduced the Energy (Renewable Transformation and Jobs) Bill 2023 into the Queensland Parliament.  The Bill was referred to the Transport and Resources Committee.   

View: Explanatory speech 
View: Bill 
View: Explanatory notes 
View: Statement of compatibility 

The purpose of the Bill is to:

  • enshrine key commitments from the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, such as the following, in law:
    • build a clean and competitive energy system for the economy and industries as a platform for accelerating growth
    • deliver affordable energy for households and business and support more rooftop solar and batteries
    • drive better outcomes for workers and communities as partners in the energy transformation
  • create the infrastructure frameworks needed to build the Queensland SuperGrid
  • establish the governance and advisory functions for a smooth, coordinated transformation to support workers and communities.

public proceedings

The committee scheduled a public briefing on 13 November 2023. See timeline below for further public hearings held.

Further information

Further information including written briefings, correspondence, response to submissions, transcripts and answers to questions taken on notice are available under the Related Publications tab.

Timeline

Submission Closed:12pm, 10 January 2024 - Submissions accepted by the committee can be accessed under the “View Submissions” tab above
Public briefing:13 November 2023, 9:00am - 10:00am, Parliamentary Annexe, Brisbane - Program - Broadcast - Transcript
Public hearings: Brisbane - Monday, 22 January 2024, 8:45am -1:00 pm, Parliamentary Annexe - Alice Street, Brisbane - Program - Broadcast (1) - Broadcast (2) - Transcript
 Rockhampton – Tuesday, 30 January 2024 - 8:45am - 11:15am, Quality Hotel Regent, 192 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton - Program - Transcript 
 Mackay – Wednesday, 31 January 2024 - 9:00am -10:30am - Rydges Mackay Suites, 9 Gregory Street, Mackay - Program - Transcript
 Townsville – Thursday, 1 February 2024 - 8:30am - 11:30am - Rydges Southbank Townsville,23 Palmer Street, Townsville - Program - Transcript
 Cairns – Friday, 2 February 2024 - 9:00am - 10:00am - Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns - Program - Transcript
Report due date:1 March 2024
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