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representatives vote 2009-06-04#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:18:39

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-04.36.1 motion] "That the bill, as amended, be agreed to."
  • This means that the MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.(See the Open Australia record of the third reading [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1 here]. Read more about why divisions are not called on all questions in Parliament in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur FAQ section]. )
  • ''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/debate/?id=2009-06-04.36.1) "That the bill, as amended, be agreed to."
  • This means that the MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.(See the Open Australia record of the third reading [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1). Read more about why divisions are not called on all questions in Parliament in our [FAQ section](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur). )
  • _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#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:16

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-04.36.1 motion] "That the bill, as amended, be agreed to."
  • This means that the MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.[1] In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.[2]
  • This means that the MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.(See the Open Australia record of the third reading [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1 here]. Read more about why divisions are not called on all questions in Parliament in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur FAQ section]. )
  • ''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.[3] 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.[4]
  • 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 stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] See the Open Australia record of the third reading [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1 here]. Read more about why divisions are not called on all questions in Parliament in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur FAQ section].
  • * [3] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [4] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-03 14:35:53

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-04.36.1 motion] "That the bill, as amended, be agreed to."
  • This means that the MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.[1] In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.[2]
  • ''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.[3] 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.[4]
  • 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 stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] See the Open Australia record of the third reading [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1 here]. Read more about why divisions are not called on all questions in Parliament in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur FAQ section].
  • * [3] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [4] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-02 17:16:37

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-04.36.1 motion] "That the bill, as amended, be agreed to."
  • This means that the MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.[1] In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.[2]
  • ''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.[3] 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.[4]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] See the Open Australia record of the third reading [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1 here]. Read more about why divisions are not always called on questions in Parliament in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur FAQ section].
  • * [2] See the Open Australia record of the third reading [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1 here]. Read more about why divisions are not called on all questions in Parliament in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur FAQ section].
  • * [3] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [4] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-02 17:15:48

Title

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 - Consideration in Detail
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-04.36.1 motion] "That the bill, as amended, be agreed to."
  • This means that the MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.[1] In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.[2]
  • ''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.[3] 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.[4]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] See the Open Australia record of the third reading [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1 here]. Read more about why divisions are not always called on questions in Parliament in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur FAQ section].
  • * [3] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [4] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-02 17:15:24

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-04.36.1 motion] "That the bill, as amended, be agreed to."
  • The MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.[1] In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.[2]
  • This means that the MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.[1] In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.[2]
  • ''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.[3] 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.[4]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] See the Open Australia record of the third reading [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1 here]. Read more about why divisions are not always called on questions in Parliament in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur FAQ section].
  • * [3] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [4] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
representatives vote 2009-06-04#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-02 17:15:03

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 — Consideration in Detail
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 - Consideration in Detail

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the bill, as amended, be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-06-04.36.1 motion] "That the bill, as amended, be agreed to."
  • The MPs can now consider whether to read the bill for a third time and therefore pass it through House of Representatives and send it to the Senate for their consideration.[1] In this case, the bill was subsequently read for a third time without further division.[2]
  • ''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.[3] 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.[4]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] See the Open Australia record of the third reading [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2009-06-04.39.1 here]. Read more about why divisions are not always called on questions in Parliament in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#division-occur FAQ section].
  • * [3] Read more about the scheme on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Wikipedia].
  • * [4] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].