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representatives vote 2014-07-14#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:22:06

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-14.119.4 motion] "''that the bills be read a second time''".(Read more 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 main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss them in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.(You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here]. )
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.(For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website]. ) It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.(See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here]. ) The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.(See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].)
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-14.119.4) "_that the bills be read a second time_".(Read more 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 main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss them in more detail.
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311) and related bills were introduced to remove the [carbon pricing mechanism](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia), which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.(You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [here](http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living). )
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.(For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [website](http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx). ) It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.(See that division [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate). ) The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.(See that division [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate). Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248) or on the World Today [here](http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm).)
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • - [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316)
  • - [Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310)
  • - [Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314)
representatives vote 2014-07-14#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:17:00

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-14.119.4 motion] "''that the bills be read a second time''".[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss them in more detail.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-14.119.4 motion] "''that the bills be read a second time''".(Read more 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 main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss them in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.[2]
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.(You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here]. )
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.[3] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.(For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website]. ) It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.[4] The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.[5]
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.(See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here]. ) The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.(See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].)
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more 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] You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here].
  • * [3] For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
  • * [4] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
representatives vote 2014-07-14#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-16 12:08:33

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-14.119.4 motion] "''that the bills be read a second time''".[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss them in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.[2]
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.[3] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.[4] The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.[5]
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more 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] You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here].
  • * [3] For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
  • * [4] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here].
  • * [5] See that division [/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
representatives vote 2014-07-14#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-16 12:07:50

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-14.119.4 motion] "''that the bills be read a second time''".[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss them in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.[2]
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.[3] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.[4] The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.[5]
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more 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] You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here].
  • * [3] For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
  • * [4] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
  • * [5] See that division [/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
representatives vote 2014-07-14#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-16 11:54:30

Title

  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time
  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills Second Reading Read a second time

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-14.119.4 motion] "''that the bills be read a second time''".[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss them in more detail.
  • Background to the bills
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.[2]
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.[3] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.[4] The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.[5]
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more 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] You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here].
  • * [3] For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
  • * [4] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
representatives vote 2014-07-14#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-16 11:54:03

Title

  • Bills — Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, True-Up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, True-Up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014; Second Reading
  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Bronwyn Bishop</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the amendment moved by the member for Melbourne be agreed to.</p>
  • <p class="italic"><i>A division having been called and the bells having been rung&#8212;</i></p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-07-14.119.4 motion] "''that the bills be read a second time''".[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House can now discuss them in more detail.
  • Background to the bills
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.[2]
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.[3] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It applies to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon is fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market, though the Labor Government did announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.[4] The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.[5]
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more 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] You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here].
  • * [3] For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
  • * [4] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
  • <p class="speaker">Ross Vasta</p>
  • <p>Order! As there are fewer than five members on the side of the ayes in this division, I declare the question resolved in the negative in accordance with standing order 127. The names of those members who are in the minority will be recorded in the <i>Votes and Proceedings</i>.</p>
  • <p>Question negatived, Mr Bandt and Mr Wilkie voting yes.</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the bills be read a second time.</p>