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representatives vote 2014-06-25#8

Edited by mackay

on 2014-11-05 17:21:37

Title

Description

  • The majority disagreed with Labor MP [Mark Butler](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mark_Butler&mpc=Port%20Adelaide&house=representatives)'s [statement](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-25.130.1) that:
  • * the Government has a poor record on environmental and [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) issues
  • * taxpayers, not big polluters, will have to pay for the Emissions Reduction Fund
  • * the impact of bill on the [Carbon Farming Initiative](http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi) should be examined
  • * the impact of this bill on the [Carbon Farming Initiative](http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi) should be examined
  • * the Government has not made a "robust and defensible assurance" about how the changes in this bill can achieve Australia's [emissions reduction target](http://www.climatechange.gov.au/climate-change/greenhouse-gas-measurement-and-reporting/australias-emissions-projections/australias)
  • * Australia's international reputation on climate change has been damaged
  • * the Government needs to create an [emissions trading scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme).
  • ###Main idea of the bill
  • 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).
  • ###Carbon Farming Initiative
  • 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#8

Edited by mackay

on 2014-11-05 17:13:33

Title

  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Criticise Abbott Government's climate change policies
  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Criticise the Government's climate change policies

Description

representatives vote 2014-06-25#8

Edited by mackay

on 2014-11-05 17:08:43

Title

  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Need an emissions trading scheme
  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Criticise Abbott Government's climate change policies

Description

  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-25.130.1) introduced by Labor MP [Mark Butler](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mark_Butler&mpc=Port%20Adelaide&house=representatives). The motion would have amended the original motion "that the bill be read a second time" with the following:
  • The majority disagreed with Labor MP [Mark Butler](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mark_Butler&mpc=Port%20Adelaide&house=representatives)'s [statement](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-25.130.1) that:
  • _That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:_
  • * the Government has a poor record on environmental and [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) issues
  • * taxpayers, not big polluters, will have to pay for the Emissions Reduction Fund
  • * the impact of bill on the [Carbon Farming Initiative](http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi) should be examined
  • * the Government has not made a "robust and defensible assurance" about how the changes in this bill can achieve Australia's [emissions reduction target](http://www.climatechange.gov.au/climate-change/greenhouse-gas-measurement-and-reporting/australias-emissions-projections/australias)
  • * Australia's international reputation on climate change has been damaged
  • * the Government needs to create an [emissions trading scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme).
  • _"whilst not declining to give the bill a [second reading](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html) the House notes:_
  • ###Main idea of the bill
  • _(1) the Government’s poor record on environmental and [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) issues;_
  • 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).
  • _(2) that payments from the Emissions Reduction Fund need to be financed from the federal budget, and paid for by taxpayers rather than big polluters;_
  • ###Carbon Farming Initiative
  • _(3) the need to fully examine the range of changes proposed to the CFI [the Carbon Farming Initiative] and the impact this will have on the existing land sector projects;_
  • 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.
  • _(4) the lack of robust and defensible assurance from the Government about the ability of the CFI amendment and the Emissions Reduction Fund to achieve Australia’s emissions reduction target;_
  • ###Background to the bill
  • _(5) that since the 2013 election Australia’s international reputation on climate change action has been damaged by becoming the first nation to move backwards on climate change while the rest of the world, including China and the US, is moving forward; and_
  • 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.
  • _(6) the need for the Government to pass an [Emissions Trading Scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme) to place a cap on carbon pollution and drive a clean energy future for Australia."_
  • 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).
  • 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#8

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-17 11:59:40

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-25.130.1) introduced by Labor MP [Mark Butler](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mark_Butler&mpc=Port%20Adelaide&house=representatives). The motion would have amended the original motion "that the bill be read a second time" with the following:
  • _That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:_
  • _"whilst not declining to give the bill a [second reading](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html) the House notes:_
  • _(1) the Government’s poor record on environmental and [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) issues;_
  • _(2) that payments from the Emissions Reduction Fund need to be financed from the federal budget, and paid for by taxpayers rather than big polluters;_
  • _(3) the need to fully examine the range of changes proposed to the CFI [the Carbon Farming Initiative] and the impact this will have on the existing land sector projects;_
  • _(4) the lack of robust and defensible assurance from the Government about the ability of the CFI amendment and the Emissions Reduction Fund to achieve Australia’s emissions reduction target;_
  • _(5) that since the 2013 election Australia’s international reputation on climate change action has been damaged by becoming the first nation to move backwards on climate change while the rest of the world, including China and the US, is moving forward; and_
  • _(6) the need for the Government to pass an [Emissions Trading Scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme) to place a cap on carbon pollution and drive a clean energy future for Australia."_
  • 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 against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-25.130.1) introduced by Labor MP [Mark Butler](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mark_Butler&mpc=Port%20Adelaide&house=representatives). The motion would have amended the original motion "that the bill be read a second time" with the following:
  • _That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:_
  • _"whilst not declining to give the bill a [second reading](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html) the House notes:_
  • _(1) the Government’s poor record on environmental and [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) issues;_
  • _(2) that payments from the Emissions Reduction Fund need to be financed from the federal budget, and paid for by taxpayers rather than big polluters;_
  • _(3) the need to fully examine the range of changes proposed to the CFI [the Carbon Farming Initiative] and the impact this will have on the existing land sector projects;_
  • _(4) the lack of robust and defensible assurance from the Government about the ability of the CFI amendment and the Emissions Reduction Fund to achieve Australia’s emissions reduction target;_
  • _(5) that since the 2013 election Australia’s international reputation on climate change action has been damaged by becoming the first nation to move backwards on climate change while the rest of the world, including China and the US, is moving forward; and_
  • _(6) the need for the Government to pass an [Emissions Trading Scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme) to place a cap on carbon pollution and drive a clean energy future for Australia."_
  • 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#8

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:52

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-25.130.1 motion] introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mark_Butler&mpc=Port%20Adelaide&house=representatives Mark Butler]. The motion would have amended the original motion "that the bill be read a second time" with the following:
  • ''That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:''
  • ''"whilst not declining to give the bill a [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html second reading] the House notes:''
  • ''(1) the Government’s poor record on environmental and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] issues;''
  • ''(2) that payments from the Emissions Reduction Fund need to be financed from the federal budget, and paid for by taxpayers rather than big polluters;''
  • ''(3) the need to fully examine the range of changes proposed to the CFI [the Carbon Farming Initiative] and the impact this will have on the existing land sector projects;''
  • ''(4) the lack of robust and defensible assurance from the Government about the ability of the CFI amendment and the Emissions Reduction Fund to achieve Australia’s emissions reduction target;''
  • ''(5) that since the 2013 election Australia’s international reputation on climate change action has been damaged by becoming the first nation to move backwards on climate change while the rest of the world, including China and the US, is moving forward; and''
  • ''(6) the need for the Government to pass an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme Emissions Trading Scheme] to place a cap on carbon pollution and drive a clean energy future for Australia."''
  • 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 against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-25.130.1) introduced by Labor MP [Mark Butler](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mark_Butler&mpc=Port%20Adelaide&house=representatives). The motion would have amended the original motion "that the bill be read a second time" with the following:
  • _That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:_
  • _"whilst not declining to give the bill a [second reading](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html) the House notes:_
  • _(1) the Government’s poor record on environmental and [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) issues;_
  • _(2) that payments from the Emissions Reduction Fund need to be financed from the federal budget, and paid for by taxpayers rather than big polluters;_
  • _(3) the need to fully examine the range of changes proposed to the CFI [the Carbon Farming Initiative] and the impact this will have on the existing land sector projects;_
  • _(4) the lack of robust and defensible assurance from the Government about the ability of the CFI amendment and the Emissions Reduction Fund to achieve Australia’s emissions reduction target;_
  • _(5) that since the 2013 election Australia’s international reputation on climate change action has been damaged by becoming the first nation to move backwards on climate change while the rest of the world, including China and the US, is moving forward; and_
  • _(6) the need for the Government to pass an [Emissions Trading Scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme) to place a cap on carbon pollution and drive a clean energy future for Australia."_
  • 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#8

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:59

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-25.130.1 motion] introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mark_Butler&mpc=Port%20Adelaide&house=representatives Mark Butler]. The motion would have amended the original motion "that the bill be read a second time" with the following:
  • ''That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:''
  • ''"whilst not declining to give the bill a [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html second reading] the House notes:''
  • ''(1) the Government’s poor record on environmental and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] issues;''
  • ''(2) that payments from the Emissions Reduction Fund need to be financed from the federal budget, and paid for by taxpayers rather than big polluters;''
  • ''(3) the need to fully examine the range of changes proposed to the CFI [the Carbon Farming Initiative] and the impact this will have on the existing land sector projects;''
  • ''(4) the lack of robust and defensible assurance from the Government about the ability of the CFI amendment and the Emissions Reduction Fund to achieve Australia’s emissions reduction target;''
  • ''(5) that since the 2013 election Australia’s international reputation on climate change action has been damaged by becoming the first nation to move backwards on climate change while the rest of the world, including China and the US, is moving forward; and''
  • ''(6) the need for the Government to pass an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme Emissions Trading Scheme] to place a cap on carbon pollution and drive a clean energy future for Australia."''
  • 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.[1] This is a central part of the Government's Direct Action policy,[2] 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)".[3]
  • 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",[4] 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).[5]
  • 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 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].
  • * [2] 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].
  • * [3] Read more about the Carbon Farming Initiative [http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi here].
  • * [4] Read Mr Hunt's full comments [http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html here].
  • * [5] 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#8

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-17 16:15:29

Title

  • Bills — Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014; Second Reading
  • Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Need an emissions trading scheme

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Ross Vasta</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the amendment moved by the honourable member for Port Adelaide be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-25.130.1 motion] introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Mark_Butler&mpc=Port%20Adelaide&house=representatives Mark Butler]. The motion would have amended the original motion "that the bill be read a second time" with the following:
  • ''That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:''
  • ''"whilst not declining to give the bill a [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html second reading] the House notes:''
  • ''(1) the Government’s poor record on environmental and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] issues;''
  • ''(2) that payments from the Emissions Reduction Fund need to be financed from the federal budget, and paid for by taxpayers rather than big polluters;''
  • ''(3) the need to fully examine the range of changes proposed to the CFI [the Carbon Farming Initiative] and the impact this will have on the existing land sector projects;''
  • ''(4) the lack of robust and defensible assurance from the Government about the ability of the CFI amendment and the Emissions Reduction Fund to achieve Australia’s emissions reduction target;''
  • ''(5) that since the 2013 election Australia’s international reputation on climate change action has been damaged by becoming the first nation to move backwards on climate change while the rest of the world, including China and the US, is moving forward; and''
  • ''(6) the need for the Government to pass an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading_scheme Emissions Trading Scheme] to place a cap on carbon pollution and drive a clean energy future for Australia."''
  • 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.[1] This is a central part of the Government's Direct Action policy,[2] 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)".[3]
  • 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",[4] 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).[5]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] 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].
  • * [2] 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].
  • * [3] Read more about the Carbon Farming Initiative [http://www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/cfi here].
  • * [4] Read Mr Hunt's full comments [http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2014/mr20140318.html here].
  • * [5] 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].