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representatives vote 2014-06-25#11

Edited by MA

on 2014-11-05 13:15:23

Title

  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Read a third time
  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-25.134.1) that the bill be read for a third time. (Read about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html).) This means that the majority agree with the bill and that it has now passed in the House. It will now be sent to the Senate to be considered there.
  • The majority supported passing the [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5280) in the House of Representatives (in parliamentary jargon, they voted to give the bill a [third reading](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html)). The bill will now go to the Senate to see if the senators agree with the members of parliament (MPs) and also want to pass the bill. If they do, the bill will become law.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • ###Purpose of the bill
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5280) was introduced to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the [carbon price](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia) and to provide a transition for the [Carbon Farming Initiative](http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi). This is a key part of the Coalition Government's [Direct Action policy](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-20/coalition-climate-change-direct-action-policy-explained/5067188), which was an [election commitment](https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/environment).
  • The bill creates an Emissions Reduction Fund so the Government can buy domestic [greenhouse gas](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas) emissions reductions and [offsets](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset) by [reverse auction](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_auction). It also makes some changes to the [Carbon Farming Initiative](http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi), like introducing a 25-year-long option for [carbon sequestration](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_sequestration) projects (right now all projects have to run for 100 years).
  • The Carbon Farming Initiative was introduced by the previous Labor Government and is a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that currently "allows farmers and land managers to earn carbon credits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (such as nitrous oxide and methane) and storing carbon in vegetation and soils through changes to agricultural and land management practices (also known as carbon farming)".
  • ###Carbon Farming Initiative
  • The Coalition Government supports the Carbon Farming Initiative but Minister for Environment [Greg Hunt](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives) has said that it "can be better, stronger, simpler and more streamlined" (see [here](http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html)), which is what this bill aims to do with its changes to the approvals process and the introduction of a 25-year-long option for carbon sequestration projects (currently all projects must run for a period of 100 years).
  • The Carbon Farming Initiative lets farmers and land managers earn [carbon credits](http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/ANREU/Concise-description-of-units/Australian-carbon-credit-units/Pages/default.aspx) by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and [storing carbon](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_sequestration) in vegetation and soils by changing their agricultural and land management practices.
  • ###Background to the bill
  • The Emissions Reduction Fund is a key part of the Coalition Government's [Direct Action policy](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-20/coalition-climate-change-direct-action-policy-explained/5067188), which was an [election commitment](https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/environment). It will replace the [carbon price](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia) as the main part of the Australian Government's effort to reduce [greenhouse gas](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas) emissions.
  • Australia has agreed with the [Kyoto Protocol](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol) to the [United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change), which means that Australia has agreed to reduce emissions by five per cent of 2000 levels by 2020.
  • Read more about the changes made by the bill in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd023).
representatives vote 2014-06-25#11

Edited by MA

on 2014-10-17 11:58:40

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-25.134.1) that the bill be read for a third time.(Read about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) This means that the majority agree with the bill and that it has now passed in the House. It will now be sent to the Senate to be considered there.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5280) was introduced to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the [carbon price](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia) and to provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative.(Read more about the bill in its [explanatory memorandum](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22). ) This is a central part of the Government's Direct Action policy,(Read more about Coalition's Direct Action policy on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-20/coalition-climate-change-direct-action-policy-explained/5067188). ) which was a key [election commitment](https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/environment) of the Coalition.
  • The Carbon Farming Initiative was introduced by the previous Labor Government and is a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that currently "allows farmers and land managers to earn carbon credits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (such as nitrous oxide and methane) and storing carbon in vegetation and soils through changes to agricultural and land management practices (also known as carbon farming)".(Read more about the Carbon Farming Initiative [here](http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi). )
  • The Coalition Government supports the Carbon Farming Initiative but Minister for Environment [Greg Hunt](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives) has said that it "can be better, stronger, simpler and more streamlined",(Read Mr Hunt's full comments [here](http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html). ) which is what this bill aims to do with its changes to the approvals process and the introduction of a 25-year-long option for carbon sequestration projects (currently all projects must run for a period of 100 years).(Read more about the changes in the bill's explanatory memorandum [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22).)
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-25.134.1) that the bill be read for a third time. (Read about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html).) This means that the majority agree with the bill and that it has now passed in the House. It will now be sent to the Senate to be considered there.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5280) was introduced to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the [carbon price](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia) and to provide a transition for the [Carbon Farming Initiative](http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi). This is a key part of the Coalition Government's [Direct Action policy](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-20/coalition-climate-change-direct-action-policy-explained/5067188), which was an [election commitment](https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/environment).
  • The Carbon Farming Initiative was introduced by the previous Labor Government and is a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that currently "allows farmers and land managers to earn carbon credits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (such as nitrous oxide and methane) and storing carbon in vegetation and soils through changes to agricultural and land management practices (also known as carbon farming)".
  • The Coalition Government supports the Carbon Farming Initiative but Minister for Environment [Greg Hunt](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives) has said that it "can be better, stronger, simpler and more streamlined" (see [here](http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html)), which is what this bill aims to do with its changes to the approvals process and the introduction of a 25-year-long option for carbon sequestration projects (currently all projects must run for a period of 100 years).
  • Read more about the changes made by the bill in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1415a/15bd023).
representatives vote 2014-06-25#11

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:53

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-25.134.1 motion] that the bill be read for a third time.(Read about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority agree with the bill and that it has now passed in the House. It will now be sent to the Senate to be considered there.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5280 bill] was introduced to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon price] and to provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative.(Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22 explanatory memorandum]. ) This is a central part of the Government's Direct Action policy,(Read more about Coalition's Direct Action policy on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-20/coalition-climate-change-direct-action-policy-explained/5067188 here]. ) which was a key [https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/environment election commitment] of the Coalition.
  • The Carbon Farming Initiative was introduced by the previous Labor Government and is a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that currently "allows farmers and land managers to earn carbon credits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (such as nitrous oxide and methane) and storing carbon in vegetation and soils through changes to agricultural and land management practices (also known as carbon farming)".(Read more about the Carbon Farming Initiative [http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi here]. )
  • The Coalition Government supports the Carbon Farming Initiative but Minister for Environment [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt] has said that it "can be better, stronger, simpler and more streamlined",(Read Mr Hunt's full comments [http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html here]. ) which is what this bill aims to do with its changes to the approvals process and the introduction of a 25-year-long option for carbon sequestration projects (currently all projects must run for a period of 100 years).(Read more about the changes in the bill's explanatory memorandum [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22 here].)
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-25.134.1) that the bill be read for a third time.(Read about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) This means that the majority agree with the bill and that it has now passed in the House. It will now be sent to the Senate to be considered there.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5280) was introduced to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the [carbon price](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia) and to provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative.(Read more about the bill in its [explanatory memorandum](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22). ) This is a central part of the Government's Direct Action policy,(Read more about Coalition's Direct Action policy on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-20/coalition-climate-change-direct-action-policy-explained/5067188). ) which was a key [election commitment](https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/environment) of the Coalition.
  • The Carbon Farming Initiative was introduced by the previous Labor Government and is a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that currently "allows farmers and land managers to earn carbon credits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (such as nitrous oxide and methane) and storing carbon in vegetation and soils through changes to agricultural and land management practices (also known as carbon farming)".(Read more about the Carbon Farming Initiative [here](http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi). )
  • The Coalition Government supports the Carbon Farming Initiative but Minister for Environment [Greg Hunt](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives) has said that it "can be better, stronger, simpler and more streamlined",(Read Mr Hunt's full comments [here](http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html). ) which is what this bill aims to do with its changes to the approvals process and the introduction of a 25-year-long option for carbon sequestration projects (currently all projects must run for a period of 100 years).(Read more about the changes in the bill's explanatory memorandum [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22).)
representatives vote 2014-06-25#11

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:17:00

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-25.134.1 motion] that the bill be read for a third time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the bill and that it has now passed in the House. It will now be sent to the Senate to be considered there.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-25.134.1 motion] that the bill be read for a third time.(Read about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority agree with the bill and that it has now passed in the House. It will now be sent to the Senate to be considered there.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5280 bill] was introduced to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon price] and to provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative.[2] This is a central part of the Government's Direct Action policy,[3] which was a key [https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/environment election commitment] of the Coalition.
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5280 bill] was introduced to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon price] and to provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative.(Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22 explanatory memorandum]. ) This is a central part of the Government's Direct Action policy,(Read more about Coalition's Direct Action policy on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-20/coalition-climate-change-direct-action-policy-explained/5067188 here]. ) which was a key [https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/environment election commitment] of the Coalition.
  • The Carbon Farming Initiative was introduced by the previous Labor Government and is a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that currently "allows farmers and land managers to earn carbon credits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (such as nitrous oxide and methane) and storing carbon in vegetation and soils through changes to agricultural and land management practices (also known as carbon farming)".[4]
  • The Carbon Farming Initiative was introduced by the previous Labor Government and is a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that currently "allows farmers and land managers to earn carbon credits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (such as nitrous oxide and methane) and storing carbon in vegetation and soils through changes to agricultural and land management practices (also known as carbon farming)".(Read more about the Carbon Farming Initiative [http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi here]. )
  • The Coalition Government supports the Carbon Farming Initiative but Minister for Environment [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt] has said that it "can be better, stronger, simpler and more streamlined",[5] which is what this bill aims to do with its changes to the approvals process and the introduction of a 25-year-long option for carbon sequestration projects (currently all projects must run for a period of 100 years).[6]
  • The Coalition Government supports the Carbon Farming Initiative but Minister for Environment [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt] has said that it "can be better, stronger, simpler and more streamlined",(Read Mr Hunt's full comments [http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html here]. ) which is what this bill aims to do with its changes to the approvals process and the introduction of a 25-year-long option for carbon sequestration projects (currently all projects must run for a period of 100 years).(Read more about the changes in the bill's explanatory memorandum [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22 here].)
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22 explanatory memorandum].
  • * [3] Read more about Coalition's Direct Action policy on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-20/coalition-climate-change-direct-action-policy-explained/5067188 here].
  • * [4] Read more about the Carbon Farming Initiative [http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi here].
  • * [5] Read Mr Hunt's full comments [http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html here].
  • * [6] Read more about the changes in the bill's explanatory memorandum [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22 here].
representatives vote 2014-06-25#11

Edited by MA

on 2014-07-17 16:41:48

Title

  • Bills — Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014; Third Reading
  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Read a third time

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Steven Ciobo</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That this bill be now read a third time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2014-06-25.134.1 motion] that the bill be read for a third time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the bill and that it has now passed in the House. It will now be sent to the Senate to be considered there.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5280 bill] was introduced to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund to replace the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon price] and to provide a transition for the Carbon Farming Initiative.[2] This is a central part of the Government's Direct Action policy,[3] which was a key [https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/environment election commitment] of the Coalition.
  • The Carbon Farming Initiative was introduced by the previous Labor Government and is a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that currently "allows farmers and land managers to earn carbon credits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (such as nitrous oxide and methane) and storing carbon in vegetation and soils through changes to agricultural and land management practices (also known as carbon farming)".[4]
  • The Coalition Government supports the Carbon Farming Initiative but Minister for Environment [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Greg_Hunt&mpc=Flinders&house=representatives Greg Hunt] has said that it "can be better, stronger, simpler and more streamlined",[5] which is what this bill aims to do with its changes to the approvals process and the introduction of a 25-year-long option for carbon sequestration projects (currently all projects must run for a period of 100 years).[6]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22 explanatory memorandum].
  • * [3] Read more about Coalition's Direct Action policy on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-20/coalition-climate-change-direct-action-policy-explained/5067188 here].
  • * [4] Read more about the Carbon Farming Initiative [http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi here].
  • * [5] Read Mr Hunt's full comments [http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html here].
  • * [6] Read more about the changes in the bill's explanatory memorandum [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5280_ems_5bc5670e-bc49-4b79-8083-78c9ee7389ed%22 here].
  • <p class="speaker">Ross Vasta</p>
  • <p>The question is that the bill be now read a third time.</p>