March 30, 2018

AAC Submission on the Operation of the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism

Our industry supports the Government’s intent to bring baselines under the Safeguard Mechanism up-to-date and to make it fairer and...
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March 8, 2018

AAC Submission to the National Energy Guarantee Draft Design Consultation Paper

This submission is made on behalf of Australia’s aluminium industry, and covers the significant electricity use and economic activity associated...
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November 16, 2017

AAC Submission on the Consultation on Draft Amendment Regulations Regarding Exemptions for Emissions-intensive Trade-exposed Activities

The Council supports the intent of the proposed amendments and much of the content.  Our industry strongly supports the plan...
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November 13, 2017

AAC Submission to Inquiry: Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017 [Provisions]

As businesses reliant on coastal shipping, we note that the current regulation of coastal shipping creates a range of administrative...
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March 28, 2017

AAC Submission on Mandatory Reporting Discussion Paper: Petroleum Coke

Aluminium smelting requires petroleum coke in the manufacture of carbon anodes which are fundamental to the aluminium production process.
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March 2, 2017

AAC Submission on the Preliminary Report of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market

The Review comes at a critical time for the Australian aluminium industry.  Aluminium is an electricity-intensive industry facing difficult global...
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February 16, 2016

AAC Submission on the Draft Report on Australia’s Climate Policy Options

This submission is provided in two parts – a response to some statements in the Climate Change Authority’s draft report;...
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September 21, 2015

AAC Submission on the Draft Safeguard Mechanism Rule 2015

The Australian Aluminium Council (AAC) believes that any policy approach to climate change should not harm the competitiveness of Australian...
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August 20, 2015

AAC Submission on Coastal Shipping Legislation Amendments

The Council welcomes the proposed changes in the Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 that will allow our member companies access...
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July 6, 2015

AAC Submission on the East Coast Gas Inquiry

The Council is concerned that the Australian domestic gas market is currently neither efficient nor deep.  The alumina and aluminium...
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April 29, 2015

AAC Submission to the UNFCCC Taskforce – Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

The impact of climate policy on Australian facilities is dependent on the costs imposed on those facilities by domestic policy,...
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April 27, 2015

AAC Submission on the Safeguard Mechanism

The AAC strongly urges the inclusion of an emissions intensity test as part of the safeguard mechanism design, to ensure...
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November 12, 2014

AAC Submission on the Facilities Method (Draft Method Determination)

Overall, the Facilities Method would provide an efficient way for projects that will have a material impact on emissions at...
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October 10, 2014

AAC Submission on the Proposed Variation to the Ambient Air Quality NEPM

In setting PM standards it is particularly important to take into account the variable level of natural background particulate matter...
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July 10, 2014

AAC Comments on the Ozone and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Act Review

The Council discusses the work done by the Australian aluminium industry in ensuring the dramatic decrease of emissions of perfluorocarbons...
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