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  • The majority voted against a series of [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2009-11-30.221.1 amendments] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • Senator Milne explains that "[t]he purpose of this particular set of amendments goes to the question of how permits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme are allocated. The Australian Greens believe that there is no case whatsoever for allocating free permits. We believe that there should be 100 per cent auctioning of these permits."(Read the whole explanation of these amendment [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-30.31.2 here], starting from 4:15pm. )
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)] was introduced as part of a package of six bills along with five other related bills to introduce the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme]. They reflect the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] and its related acts, as amended in the House of Representatives before it was negated in the Senate.(See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2009-08-13&number=4&dmp=7&house=senate here]. )
  • The scheme is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. It gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.(Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].)
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4215 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4213 Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4218 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4219 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4216 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • The five other related bills are called:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4217%22 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4214 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4223 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • References
  • The majority voted against a series of [amendments](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2009-11-30.221.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Christine Milne](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate).
  • Senator Milne explains that "[t]he purpose of this particular set of amendments goes to the question of how permits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme are allocated. The Australian Greens believe that there is no case whatsoever for allocating free permits. We believe that there should be 100 per cent auctioning of these permits."(Read the whole explanation of these amendment [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-30.31.2), starting from 4:15pm. )
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221) was introduced as part of a package of six bills along with five other related bills to introduce the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme). They reflect the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22) and its related acts, as amended in the House of Representatives before it was negated in the Senate.(See that division [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2009-08-13&number=4&dmp=7&house=senate). )
  • The scheme is an [emission trading scheme](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading) designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [greenhouse gases](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas) in an effort to address [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage). It gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change) and the [Kyoto Protocol](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol).
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.(Read more about these criticisms [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism).)
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4215)
  • - the [Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4213)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4218)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4219)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4216)
  • The five other related bills are called:
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220)
  • - the [Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4217%22)
  • - the [Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4214)
  • - the [Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 (No. 2)](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4223)
  • References
senate vote 2009-11-30#2

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Description

  • The majority voted against a series of [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2009-11-30.221.1 amendments] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • Senator Milne explains that "[t]he purpose of this particular set of amendments goes to the question of how permits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme are allocated. The Australian Greens believe that there is no case whatsoever for allocating free permits. We believe that there should be 100 per cent auctioning of these permits."[1]
  • Senator Milne explains that "[t]he purpose of this particular set of amendments goes to the question of how permits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme are allocated. The Australian Greens believe that there is no case whatsoever for allocating free permits. We believe that there should be 100 per cent auctioning of these permits."(Read the whole explanation of these amendment [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-30.31.2 here], starting from 4:15pm. )
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)] was introduced as part of a package of six bills along with five other related bills to introduce the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme]. They reflect the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] and its related acts, as amended in the House of Representatives before it was negated in the Senate.[2]
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)] was introduced as part of a package of six bills along with five other related bills to introduce the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme]. They reflect the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] and its related acts, as amended in the House of Representatives before it was negated in the Senate.(See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2009-08-13&number=4&dmp=7&house=senate here]. )
  • The scheme is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. It gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[3]
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.(Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].)
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4215 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4213 Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4218 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4219 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4216 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • The five other related bills are called:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4217%22 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4214 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4223 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • References
  • * [1] Read the whole explanation of these amendment [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-30.31.2 here], starting from 4:15pm.
  • * [2] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2009-08-13&number=4&dmp=7&house=senate here].
  • * [3] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
senate vote 2009-11-30#2

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on 2014-04-10 14:51:34

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Description

  • The majority voted against a series of [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2009-11-30.221.1 amendments] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • Senator Milne explains that "[t]he purpose of this particular set of amendments goes to the question of how permits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme are allocated. The Australian Greens believe that there is no case whatsoever for allocating free permits. We believe that there should be 100 per cent auctioning of these permits."[1]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)] was introduced as part of a package of six bills along with five other related bills to introduce the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme]. They reflect the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] and its related acts, as amended in the House of Representatives before it was negated in the Senate.[2]
  • The scheme is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. It gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[3]
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4215 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4215 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4213 Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4218 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4219 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4216 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • The five other related bills are called:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4217%22 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4214 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4223 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • References
  • * [1] Read the whole explanation of these amendment [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-30.31.2 here], starting from 4:15pm.
  • * [2] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2009-08-13&number=4&dmp=7&house=senate here].
  • * [3] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].
senate vote 2009-11-30#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-10 14:50:52

Title

  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges — Customs) Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges — Excise) Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges — General) Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Cprs Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Cprs Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [No. 2]; Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [No. 2] — In Committee
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - In Committee - Free allocation of permits

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the amendments (<b>Senator Milne&#8217;s</b>) be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against a series of [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2009-11-30.221.1 amendments] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Christine_Milne&mpc=Senate&house=senate Christine Milne].
  • Senator Milne explains that "[t]he purpose of this particular set of amendments goes to the question of how permits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme are allocated. The Australian Greens believe that there is no case whatsoever for allocating free permits. We believe that there should be 100 per cent auctioning of these permits."[1]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)] was introduced as part of a package of six bills along with five other related bills to introduce the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme]. They reflect the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4127%22 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009] and its related acts, as amended in the House of Representatives before it was negated in the Senate.[2]
  • The scheme is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading emission trading scheme] designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas greenhouse gases] in an effort to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_chnage climate change]. It gives effect to Australia's obligations under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol].
  • The design of the scheme has been criticised by the business community for threatening jobs and by environmentalists for not going far enough with its emission reduction targets.[3]
  • The six bills that were introduced as a package are called:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4215 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4221 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4213 Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4218 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Customs) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4219 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-Excise) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4216 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges-General) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • The five other related bills are called:
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4220 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4217%22 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4214 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • * the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4223 Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 (No. 2)]
  • References
  • * [1] Read the whole explanation of these amendment [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2009-11-30.31.2 here], starting from 4:15pm.
  • * [2] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2009-08-13&number=4&dmp=7&house=senate here].
  • * [3] Read more about these criticisms [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme#Criticism here].