Report No. 1, 57th Parliament - Energy (Renewable Transformation and Jobs) Bill 2023

COMMITTEE’S REPORT

The committee tabled its report on 1 March 2024. The report is published here.

Once the committee’s report has been tabled, the Government has three months to respond to the report’s recommendations (if any). At that time, the Government Response will be published here.

about the bill

On 24 October 2023, the Hon Mick de Brenni, 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 former Transport and Resources Committee. 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 this committee for detailed consideration. 

NOTE: SUBMISSIONS AND RELATED PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED PRIOR TO 13 FEBRUARY 2024 ARE LOCATED ON THE FORMER COMMITTEE'S INQUIRY WEBPAGE. 

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 held a departmental public briefing on 13 November 2023. Public hearings were held in January/February 2024.  See timeline below.

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. NOTE: Documents received prior to 13 February 2024 are located on the ‘Related Publications’ tab on the inquiry webpage of the former Transport and Resources Committee.

SUBMISSIONS 

Submissions closed on 10 January 2024. Submissions may be viewed under the ‘View Submissions’ tab on the former Transport and  Resources Committee inquiry webpage.

TIMELINE

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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