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representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by system

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Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Turnbull’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Malcolm Turnbull]'s amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bill
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.(Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia]. ) This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.(Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].)
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4126%22 Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4125 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query%3DId%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4116%22;rec=0 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4118 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4123%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009]
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2) "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Turnbull’s [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22)) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP [Malcolm Turnbull](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives)'s amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • _That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:_
  • _(1) the [Copenhagen Climate Change Summit](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference) at the end of this year has concluded;_
  • _(2) the [Barack Obama](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama) administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;_
  • _(3) the Government has referred its [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme) (CPRS) to the [Productivity Commission](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission) so that it may conduct a six-month review to:_ _(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [global financial crisis](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis);_ _(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and_ _(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and_
  • _(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released._
  • Background to the bill
  • The [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22) was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.(Read more about the scheme on [Wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme). ) This is an [emission trading scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading) designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [greenhouse gases](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas) in an effort to address [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage). The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change) and the [Kyoto Protocol](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol).
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.(Read more about these criticisms [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism).)
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22)
  • - the [Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4126%22)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4125)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query%3DId%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4116%22;rec=0)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4118)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4123%22)
  • References
representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:16

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Turnbull’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Malcolm Turnbull]'s amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bill
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.[1] This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.(Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia]. ) This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[2]
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.(Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].)
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4126%22 Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4125 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query%3DId%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4116%22;rec=0 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4118 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4123%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-03 14:34:41

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Turnbull’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Malcolm Turnbull]'s amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bill
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.[1] This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[2]
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4126%22 Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4125 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query%3DId%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4116%22;rec=0 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4118 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4123%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-03 14:34:20

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Turnbull’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Malcolm Turnbull]'s amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bill
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.[1] This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[2]
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • * the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4126%22 Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4125 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query%3DId%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4116%22;rec=0 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4118 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4123%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-03 14:33:49

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Turnbull’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Malcolm Turnbull]'s amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bill
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.[1] This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[2]
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • * the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4126%22 Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4125 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query%3DId%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4116%22;rec=0 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4118 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4123%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-02 16:52:43

Title

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and related bills - Second Reading - Defer consideration
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 - Second Reading - Defer consideration

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Turnbull’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Malcolm Turnbull]'s amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bills
  • Background to the bill
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.[1] This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[2]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-02 16:46:52

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Turnbull]’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull's amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Turnbull’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Malcolm Turnbull]'s amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bills
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.[1] This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[2]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-02 16:46:24

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Turnbull]’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." What this means is that Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull's amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Turnbull]’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." This means that Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull's amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bills
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.[1] This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[2]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-02 16:45:43

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Turnbull]’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." What this means is that Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull's amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.5.2 motion] "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Turnbull]’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." What this means is that Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull's amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bills
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.[1] This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[2]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-02 16:45:20

Title

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009; Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Cprs Fuel Credits) Bill 2009; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Cprs Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009; Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009; Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 — Second Reading
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and related bills - Second Reading - Defer consideration

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That this bill be now read a second time.</p><p pwmotiontext="moved">That all words after &#8220;That&#8221; be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:&#8212;&#8220;the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:<dl><dt>(1)</dt><dd>the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit at the end of this year has concluded;</dd><dt>(2)</dt><dd>the Barack Obama administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;</dd><dt>(3)</dt><dd>the Government has referred its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) to the Productivity Commission so that it may conduct a six-month review to:<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the global financial crisis;</dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and</dd><dt>(c)</dt><dd>conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(4)</dt><dd>the Productivity Commission&#8217;s reports on these topics have been publicly released.&#8221;</dd></dl></p>
  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the words proposed to be omitted (<b>Mr Turnbull&#8217;s</b> amendment) stand part of the question.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Malcolm_Turnbull&mpc=Wentworth&house=representatives Turnbull]’s [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-02.111.22 amendment]) stand part of the question." What this means is that Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull's amendment is unsuccessful and that the words of the motion that it tried to amend will remain unchanged.
  • The original motion was "That this bill be now read a second time."
  • Mr Turnbull's amendment was the following:
  • ''That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—”the House defer consideration of the bill until the following have occurred:''
  • ''(1) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference Copenhagen Climate Change Summit] at the end of this year has concluded;''
  • ''(2) the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Barack Obama] administration in the United States has clarified its intentions in this area;''
  • ''(3) the Government has referred its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme] (CPRS) to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_Commission Productivity Commission] so that it may conduct a six-month review to:''
  • ''(a) assess the national, regional and industry sectoral impact of the CPRS in light of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_financial_crisis global financial crisis];''
  • ''(b) assess the economic impact of the CPRS in light of other countries either not imposing a price on carbon comparable to that proposed for Australia or imposing such a price after different assumed periods of delay; and''
  • ''(c) conceptually and empirically examine the relative costs and benefits (including emissions reductions) of the key alternative scheme designs against the CPRS; and''
  • ''(4) the Productivity Commission’s reports on these topics have been publicly released.''
  • Background to the bills
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] was introduced as part of a package of six bills to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.[1] This is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. The scheme gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[2]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [2] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].