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senate vote 2011-07-06#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:20:28

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  • The majority voted against a motion introduced by Independent Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nick_Xenophon&mpc=Senate&house=senate Nick Xenophon], which means that it was rejected. The motion would have amended the original motion "That this bill be now read a second time" with the following: ''At the end of the motion, add: "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for the first sitting day after 10 July 2011."''
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4543%22 Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011] was introduced as part of a package of three related bills to establish a voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset carbon offset] scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The other two related bills were the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4535 Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011] and the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4534 Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011]. ) Introducing this scheme was a Government election commitment. The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest] explains that the Initiative will be "a voluntary scheme that aims to provide incentives for the agricultural and forestry sectors to minimise [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_emissions carbon emissions] or maximise [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_sequestration carbon sequestration] by altering their [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forestry forestry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture agricultural] practices".
  • The bill's stated objectives are:
  • * to implement certain commitments Australia has under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] (UNFCCC) and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol] to it
  • * to create incentives for carbon-abatement projects
  • * to increase carbon abatement while still protecting Australia’s natural environment and enhancing resilience to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] impacts.(Read more about the bill in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].)
  • The majority voted against a motion introduced by Independent Senator [Nick Xenophon](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nick_Xenophon&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which means that it was rejected. The motion would have amended the original motion "That this bill be now read a second time" with the following: _At the end of the motion, add: "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for the first sitting day after 10 July 2011."_
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4543%22) was introduced as part of a package of three related bills to establish a voluntary [carbon offset](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset) scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The other two related bills were the [Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4535) and the [Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4534). ) Introducing this scheme was a Government election commitment. The [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005) explains that the Initiative will be "a voluntary scheme that aims to provide incentives for the agricultural and forestry sectors to minimise [carbon emissions](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_emissions) or maximise [carbon sequestration](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_sequestration) by altering their [forestry](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forestry) and [agricultural](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture) practices".
  • The bill's stated objectives are:
  • - to implement certain commitments Australia has under the [United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change) (UNFCCC) and the [Kyoto Protocol](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol) to it
  • - to create incentives for carbon-abatement projects
  • - to increase carbon abatement while still protecting Australia’s natural environment and enhancing resilience to [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) impacts.(Read more about the bill in its [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005).)
senate vote 2011-07-06#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:41

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Description

  • The majority voted against a motion introduced by Independent Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nick_Xenophon&mpc=Senate&house=senate Nick Xenophon], which means that it was rejected. The motion would have amended the original motion "That this bill be now read a second time" with the following: ''At the end of the motion, add: "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for the first sitting day after 10 July 2011."''
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4543%22 Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011] was introduced as part of a package of three related bills to establish a voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset carbon offset] scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.[1] Introducing this scheme was a Government election commitment. The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest] explains that the Initiative will be "a voluntary scheme that aims to provide incentives for the agricultural and forestry sectors to minimise [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_emissions carbon emissions] or maximise [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_sequestration carbon sequestration] by altering their [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forestry forestry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture agricultural] practices".
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4543%22 Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011] was introduced as part of a package of three related bills to establish a voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset carbon offset] scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The other two related bills were the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4535 Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011] and the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4534 Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011]. ) Introducing this scheme was a Government election commitment. The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest] explains that the Initiative will be "a voluntary scheme that aims to provide incentives for the agricultural and forestry sectors to minimise [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_emissions carbon emissions] or maximise [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_sequestration carbon sequestration] by altering their [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forestry forestry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture agricultural] practices".
  • The bill's stated objectives are:
  • * to implement certain commitments Australia has under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] (UNFCCC) and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol] to it
  • * to create incentives for carbon-abatement projects
  • * to increase carbon abatement while still protecting Australia’s natural environment and enhancing resilience to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] impacts.[2]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] The other two related bills were the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4535 Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011] and the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4534 Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].
  • * to increase carbon abatement while still protecting Australia’s natural environment and enhancing resilience to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] impacts.(Read more about the bill in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].)
senate vote 2011-07-06#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-06-20 13:34:31

Title

  • Bills — Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011, Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011; Second Reading
  • Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 - Second Reading - Consider further after 10 July 2011

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  • <p class="speaker">Nick Xenophon</p>
  • <p>I move the second reading amendment standing in my name on sheet 7121:</p>
  • <p class="italic">At the end of the motion, add: "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for the first sitting day after 10 July 2011."</p>
  • The majority voted against a motion introduced by Independent Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nick_Xenophon&mpc=Senate&house=senate Nick Xenophon], which means that it was rejected. The motion would have amended the original motion "That this bill be now read a second time" with the following: ''At the end of the motion, add: "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for the first sitting day after 10 July 2011."''
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4543%22 Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011] was introduced as part of a package of three related bills to establish a voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset carbon offset] scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.[1] Introducing this scheme was a Government election commitment. The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest] explains that the Initiative will be "a voluntary scheme that aims to provide incentives for the agricultural and forestry sectors to minimise [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_emissions carbon emissions] or maximise [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_sequestration carbon sequestration] by altering their [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forestry forestry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture agricultural] practices".
  • The bill's stated objectives are:
  • * to implement certain commitments Australia has under the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Framework_Convention_on_Climate_Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] (UNFCCC) and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol Kyoto Protocol] to it
  • * to create incentives for carbon-abatement projects
  • * to increase carbon abatement while still protecting Australia’s natural environment and enhancing resilience to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] impacts.[2]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] The other two related bills were the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4535 Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011] and the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4534 Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].
  • <p>Question put.</p>
  • <p>The Senate divided. [10:42]</p>
  • <p>(The PRESIDENT: Senator Hogg)</p>
  • <p>Question negatived.</p>
  • <p>Bill read a second time.</p>