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senate vote 2007-08-07#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:19:47

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2007-08-07.46.2 motion] introduced by Australian Democrats Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lyn_Allison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lyn Allison], which means it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate:''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the announcement by the Victorian State Government that a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination desalination] plant costing $3.1 billion will be built near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonthaggi Wonthaggi] to provide a third of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne Melbourne]’s demand for water, approximately 150 billion litres, by 2012,''(Read more about this proposed desalination plant on Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Desalination_Plant here].)
  • ''(ii) that the desalination plant and associated pumping of more than 200 km will likely emit more than a million tonnes of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas_emissions greenhouse gas] emissions a year and increase electricity use in Victoria by 2 per cent,''
  • ''(iii) that the Victorian Government intends to ‘offset’ greenhouse emissions through the purchase of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy renewable energy],''
  • ''(iv) that the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia ongoing drought] in Victoria is highly likely to be related to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change],''
  • ''(v) that 95 per cent of Victoria’s electricity is from ageing, low efficiency, brown coal-fired generators,''
  • ''(vi) that $3.1 billion could fund rebates for approximately 2 million household water tanks that could provide 80 billion litres of water for cistern, laundry and garden use, and''
  • ''(vii) that coal-fired power generation in Victoria uses approximately 400 billion litres of water a year;''
  • ''(b) urges the Victorian State Government to develop desalination only if necessary after:''
  • ''(i) stringent standards are implemented for water appliances,''
  • ''(ii) substantial quantities of potable water have been displaced by stormwater or other harvested water,''
  • ''(iii) water reticulation infrastructure leaks have been fixed,''
  • ''(iv) water intensive industry and commercial operations are water efficient,''
  • ''(v) all Victorians have low flow shower heads, dual flush cisterns and grey water systems, and''
  • ''(vi) there is widespread application of water sensitive urban design; and''
  • ''(c) encourages the Victorian State Government to ensure that any desalination still required, uses only renewable-powered technology.''
  • References
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2007-08-07.46.2) introduced by Australian Democrats Senator [Lyn Allison](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lyn_Allison&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which means it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • _That the Senate:_
  • _(a) notes:_
  • _(i) the announcement by the Victorian State Government that a [desalination](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination) plant costing $3.1 billion will be built near [Wonthaggi](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonthaggi) to provide a third of [Melbourne](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne)’s demand for water, approximately 150 billion litres, by 2012,_(Read more about this proposed desalination plant on Wikipedia [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Desalination_Plant).) _(ii) that the desalination plant and associated pumping of more than 200 km will likely emit more than a million tonnes of [greenhouse gas](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas_emissions) emissions a year and increase electricity use in Victoria by 2 per cent,_ _(iii) that the Victorian Government intends to ‘offset’ greenhouse emissions through the purchase of [renewable energy](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy),_ _(iv) that the [ongoing drought](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia) in Victoria is highly likely to be related to [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change),_ _(v) that 95 per cent of Victoria’s electricity is from ageing, low efficiency, brown coal-fired generators,_ _(vi) that $3.1 billion could fund rebates for approximately 2 million household water tanks that could provide 80 billion litres of water for cistern, laundry and garden use, and_ _(vii) that coal-fired power generation in Victoria uses approximately 400 billion litres of water a year;_
  • _(b) urges the Victorian State Government to develop desalination only if necessary after:_
  • _(i) stringent standards are implemented for water appliances,_ _(ii) substantial quantities of potable water have been displaced by stormwater or other harvested water,_ _(iii) water reticulation infrastructure leaks have been fixed,_ _(iv) water intensive industry and commercial operations are water efficient,_ _(v) all Victorians have low flow shower heads, dual flush cisterns and grey water systems, and_ _(vi) there is widespread application of water sensitive urban design; and_
  • _(c) encourages the Victorian State Government to ensure that any desalination still required, uses only renewable-powered technology._
  • References
senate vote 2007-08-07#1

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:33

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  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2007-08-07.46.2 motion] introduced by Australian Democrats Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lyn_Allison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lyn Allison], which means it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate:''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the announcement by the Victorian State Government that a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination desalination] plant costing $3.1 billion will be built near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonthaggi Wonthaggi] to provide a third of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne Melbourne]’s demand for water, approximately 150 billion litres, by 2012,''[1]
  • ''(i) the announcement by the Victorian State Government that a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination desalination] plant costing $3.1 billion will be built near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonthaggi Wonthaggi] to provide a third of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne Melbourne]’s demand for water, approximately 150 billion litres, by 2012,''(Read more about this proposed desalination plant on Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Desalination_Plant here].)
  • ''(ii) that the desalination plant and associated pumping of more than 200 km will likely emit more than a million tonnes of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas_emissions greenhouse gas] emissions a year and increase electricity use in Victoria by 2 per cent,''
  • ''(iii) that the Victorian Government intends to ‘offset’ greenhouse emissions through the purchase of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy renewable energy],''
  • ''(iv) that the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia ongoing drought] in Victoria is highly likely to be related to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change],''
  • ''(v) that 95 per cent of Victoria’s electricity is from ageing, low efficiency, brown coal-fired generators,''
  • ''(vi) that $3.1 billion could fund rebates for approximately 2 million household water tanks that could provide 80 billion litres of water for cistern, laundry and garden use, and''
  • ''(vii) that coal-fired power generation in Victoria uses approximately 400 billion litres of water a year;''
  • ''(b) urges the Victorian State Government to develop desalination only if necessary after:''
  • ''(i) stringent standards are implemented for water appliances,''
  • ''(ii) substantial quantities of potable water have been displaced by stormwater or other harvested water,''
  • ''(iii) water reticulation infrastructure leaks have been fixed,''
  • ''(iv) water intensive industry and commercial operations are water efficient,''
  • ''(v) all Victorians have low flow shower heads, dual flush cisterns and grey water systems, and''
  • ''(vi) there is widespread application of water sensitive urban design; and''
  • ''(c) encourages the Victorian State Government to ensure that any desalination still required, uses only renewable-powered technology.''
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about this proposed desalination plant on Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Desalination_Plant here].
senate vote 2007-08-07#1

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-19 09:47:49

Title

  • Desalination Plant
  • Motions - Desalination Plant - Renewable energy

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Lyn Allison</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate:<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>the announcement by the Victorian State Government that a desalination plant costing $3.1 billion will be built near Wonthaggi to provide a third of Melbourne&#8217;s demand for water, approximately 150 billion litres, by 2012,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>that the desalination plant and associated pumping of more than 200&#160;km will likely emit more than a million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year and increase electricity use in Victoria by 2&#160;per&#160;cent,</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>that the Victorian Government intends to &#8216;offset&#8217; greenhouse emissions through the purchase of renewable energy,</dd><dt>(iv)</dt><dd>that the ongoing drought in Victoria is highly likely to be related to climate change,</dd><dt>(v)</dt><dd>that 95 per cent of Victoria&#8217;s electricity is from ageing, low efficiency, brown coal-fired generators,</dd><dt>(vi)</dt><dd>that $3.1 billion could fund rebates for approximately 2 million household water tanks that could provide 80 billion litres of water for cistern, laundry and garden use, and</dd><dt>(vii)</dt><dd>that coal-fired power generation in Victoria uses approximately 400&#160;billion litres of water a year;</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>urges the Victorian State Government to develop desalination only if necessary after:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>stringent standards are implemented for water appliances,</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>substantial quantities of potable water have been displaced by stormwater or other harvested water,</dd><dt>(iii)</dt><dd>water reticulation infrastructure leaks have been fixed,</dd><dt>(iv)</dt><dd>water intensive industry and commercial operations are water efficient,</dd><dt>(v)</dt><dd>all Victorians have low flow shower heads, dual flush cisterns and grey water systems, and</dd><dt>(vi)</dt><dd>there is widespread application of water sensitive urban design; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(c)</dt><dd>encourages the Victorian State Government to ensure that any desalination still required, uses only renewable-powered technology.</dd></dl></dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2007-08-07.46.2 motion] introduced by Australian Democrats Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lyn_Allison&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lyn Allison], which means it was unsuccessful. The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate:''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the announcement by the Victorian State Government that a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination desalination] plant costing $3.1 billion will be built near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonthaggi Wonthaggi] to provide a third of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne Melbourne]’s demand for water, approximately 150 billion litres, by 2012,''[1]
  • ''(ii) that the desalination plant and associated pumping of more than 200 km will likely emit more than a million tonnes of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas_emissions greenhouse gas] emissions a year and increase electricity use in Victoria by 2 per cent,''
  • ''(iii) that the Victorian Government intends to offset greenhouse emissions through the purchase of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy renewable energy],''
  • ''(iv) that the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia ongoing drought] in Victoria is highly likely to be related to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change],''
  • ''(v) that 95 per cent of Victorias electricity is from ageing, low efficiency, brown coal-fired generators,''
  • ''(vi) that $3.1 billion could fund rebates for approximately 2 million household water tanks that could provide 80 billion litres of water for cistern, laundry and garden use, and''
  • ''(vii) that coal-fired power generation in Victoria uses approximately 400 billion litres of water a year;''
  • ''(b) urges the Victorian State Government to develop desalination only if necessary after:''
  • ''(i) stringent standards are implemented for water appliances,''
  • ''(ii) substantial quantities of potable water have been displaced by stormwater or other harvested water,''
  • ''(iii) water reticulation infrastructure leaks have been fixed,''
  • ''(iv) water intensive industry and commercial operations are water efficient,''
  • ''(v) all Victorians have low flow shower heads, dual flush cisterns and grey water systems, and''
  • ''(vi) there is widespread application of water sensitive urban design; and''
  • ''(c) encourages the Victorian State Government to ensure that any desalination still required, uses only renewable-powered technology.''
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about this proposed desalination plant on Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Desalination_Plant here].