Repealing the Carbon Tax - Public comments

Consultation period

On 15 October 2013, the Government invited submissions on the exposure drafts of bills to repeal the carbon tax and related legislation. These bills were necessary to ensure that the carbon tax will no longer apply from 1 July 2014.

This public consultation has now closed. The consultation period was from 15 October 2013 to 4 November 2013.

Consultation paper and exposure drafts

In addition to exposure drafts of the carbon tax repeal bills, the Department of the Environment released a consultation paper. The consultation paper explained the content of the bills and sought feedback on any technical issues with the draft carbon tax repeal bills and transitional issues for liable businesses and other entities.

Download the Consultation Paper

Download the Exposure Drafts


Submissions by interested parties on the exposure draft legislation closed on 4 November 2013.

During the consultation period, the Department conducted meetings and teleconferences with stakeholders, including businesses, business representative organisations, State and Territory government bodies, local government organisations and environmental and other non-government organisations. It also conducted legal experts’ workshops in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Department would like to thank all those who provided submissions.

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All submissions will be treated as public documents unless the author of the submission clearly requests otherwise.

Some submissions have been supplied in confidence and have not been posted. If you have concerns about published material please email or telephone 1800 057 590.

Any request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to confidential submissions will be determined in accordance with that Act.

Formats and accessibility

The department has made every effort to ensure submissions provided are as accessible as possible. If you have difficulty accessing the information provided and need further assistance, please email