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senate vote 2011-08-22#2

Edited by Henare Degan

on 2014-10-10 15:42:27

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  • This division relates to the Policies _[For carbon farming](/policies/33)_ and _[For protecting Australia's fresh water resources](/policies/15)_.
  • This division relates to the Policy _[For carbon farming](/policies/33)_.
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-08-22.42.1) 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 unsuccessful.
  • The amendment would have omitted paragraph (2)(a) on clause 56,(See the bill at the time of first reading [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0003;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0001%22;rec=0). ) which read at the time of first reading:
  • _(2) In deciding whether to recommend to the Governor-General that regulations should be made for the purposes of subsection (1) specifying a particular kind of project, the Minister must have regard to whether there is a significant risk that that kind of project will have a significant adverse impact on one or more of the following:_
  • _(a) the availability of water;_
  • Although Senator Xenophon did not provide an explanation for his amendment at the time that he moved it, he did say previously that "My concern is that the way the process will operate may be subject to a number of ambiguities and uncertainties where we will end up with certain projects being approved where there is an overall adverse impact on water security and food production."(See Senator Xenophon's explanation [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-08-22.2.2) at 10:32 am. ) His previous amendments also related to excluded offsets projects and more can be read about them [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2011-08-22&number=1&house=senate).
  • _Background to the bills_
  • 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 with two other bills to establish a voluntary [carbon offset](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset) scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The three related bills are 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), 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 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".(Read more in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005). ) The objectives of this scheme 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 in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005).)
senate vote 2011-08-22#2

Edited by Henare Degan

on 2014-10-10 15:41:55

Title

Description

  • This division relates to the Policy _[For carbon farming](/policies/33)_.
  • This division relates to the Policies _[For carbon farming](/policies/33)_ and _[For protecting Australia's fresh water resources](/policies/15)_.
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-08-22.42.1) 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 unsuccessful.
  • The amendment would have omitted paragraph (2)(a) on clause 56,(See the bill at the time of first reading [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0003;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0001%22;rec=0). ) which read at the time of first reading:
  • _(2) In deciding whether to recommend to the Governor-General that regulations should be made for the purposes of subsection (1) specifying a particular kind of project, the Minister must have regard to whether there is a significant risk that that kind of project will have a significant adverse impact on one or more of the following:_
  • _(a) the availability of water;_
  • Although Senator Xenophon did not provide an explanation for his amendment at the time that he moved it, he did say previously that "My concern is that the way the process will operate may be subject to a number of ambiguities and uncertainties where we will end up with certain projects being approved where there is an overall adverse impact on water security and food production."(See Senator Xenophon's explanation [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-08-22.2.2) at 10:32 am. ) His previous amendments also related to excluded offsets projects and more can be read about them [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2011-08-22&number=1&house=senate).
  • _Background to the bills_
  • 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 with two other bills to establish a voluntary [carbon offset](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset) scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The three related bills are 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), 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 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".(Read more in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005). ) The objectives of this scheme 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 in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005).)
senate vote 2011-08-22#2

Edited by Henare Degan

on 2014-10-10 15:41:01

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-08-22.42.1) 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 unsuccessful.
  • The amendment would have omitted paragraph (2)(a) on clause 56,(See the bill at the time of first reading [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0003;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0001%22;rec=0). ) which read at the time of first reading:
  • _(2) In deciding whether to recommend to the Governor-General that regulations should be made for the purposes of subsection (1) specifying a particular kind of project, the Minister must have regard to whether there is a significant risk that that kind of project will have a significant adverse impact on one or more of the following:_
  • _(a) the availability of water;_
  • Although Senator Xenophon did not provide an explanation for his amendment at the time that he moved it, he did say previously that "My concern is that the way the process will operate may be subject to a number of ambiguities and uncertainties where we will end up with certain projects being approved where there is an overall adverse impact on water security and food production."(See Senator Xenophon's explanation [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-08-22.2.2) at 10:32 am. ) His previous amendments also related to excluded offsets projects and more can be read about them [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2011-08-22&number=1&house=senate).
  • _Background to the bills_
  • 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 with two other bills to establish a voluntary [carbon offset](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset) scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The three related bills are 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), 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 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".(Read more in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005). ) The objectives of this scheme 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
  • This division relates to the Policy _[For carbon farming](/policies/33)_.
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-08-22.42.1) 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 unsuccessful.
  • The amendment would have omitted paragraph (2)(a) on clause 56,(See the bill at the time of first reading [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0003;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0001%22;rec=0). ) which read at the time of first reading:
  • _(2) In deciding whether to recommend to the Governor-General that regulations should be made for the purposes of subsection (1) specifying a particular kind of project, the Minister must have regard to whether there is a significant risk that that kind of project will have a significant adverse impact on one or more of the following:_
  • _(a) the availability of water;_
  • Although Senator Xenophon did not provide an explanation for his amendment at the time that he moved it, he did say previously that "My concern is that the way the process will operate may be subject to a number of ambiguities and uncertainties where we will end up with certain projects being approved where there is an overall adverse impact on water security and food production."(See Senator Xenophon's explanation [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-08-22.2.2) at 10:32 am. ) His previous amendments also related to excluded offsets projects and more can be read about them [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2011-08-22&number=1&house=senate).
  • _Background to the bills_
  • 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 with two other bills to establish a voluntary [carbon offset](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset) scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The three related bills are 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), 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 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".(Read more in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005). ) The objectives of this scheme 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 in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005).)
senate vote 2011-08-22#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:20:29

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-08-22.42.1 amendment] introduced by Independent Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nick_Xenophon&mpc=Senate&house=senate Nick Xenophon], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The amendment would have omitted paragraph (2)(a) on clause 56,(See the bill at the time of first reading [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0003;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0001%22;rec=0 here]. ) which read at the time of first reading:
  • ''(2) In deciding whether to recommend to the Governor-General that regulations should be made for the purposes of subsection (1) specifying a particular kind of project, the Minister must have regard to whether there is a significant risk that that kind of project will have a significant adverse impact on one or more of the following:''
  • ''(a) the availability of water;''
  • Although Senator Xenophon did not provide an explanation for his amendment at the time that he moved it, he did say previously that "My concern is that the way the process will operate may be subject to a number of ambiguities and uncertainties where we will end up with certain projects being approved where there is an overall adverse impact on water security and food production."(See Senator Xenophon's explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-08-22.2.2 here] at 10:32 am. ) His previous amendments also related to excluded offsets projects and more can be read about them [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2011-08-22&number=1&house=senate here].
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • 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 with two other bills to establish a voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset carbon offset] scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The three related bills are 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], 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 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".(Read more in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest]. ) The objectives of this scheme 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 in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].)
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-08-22.42.1) 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 unsuccessful.
  • The amendment would have omitted paragraph (2)(a) on clause 56,(See the bill at the time of first reading [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0003;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0001%22;rec=0). ) which read at the time of first reading:
  • _(2) In deciding whether to recommend to the Governor-General that regulations should be made for the purposes of subsection (1) specifying a particular kind of project, the Minister must have regard to whether there is a significant risk that that kind of project will have a significant adverse impact on one or more of the following:_
  • _(a) the availability of water;_
  • Although Senator Xenophon did not provide an explanation for his amendment at the time that he moved it, he did say previously that "My concern is that the way the process will operate may be subject to a number of ambiguities and uncertainties where we will end up with certain projects being approved where there is an overall adverse impact on water security and food production."(See Senator Xenophon's explanation [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-08-22.2.2) at 10:32 am. ) His previous amendments also related to excluded offsets projects and more can be read about them [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2011-08-22&number=1&house=senate).
  • _Background to the bills_
  • 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 with two other bills to establish a voluntary [carbon offset](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset) scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The three related bills are 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), 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 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".(Read more in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005). ) The objectives of this scheme 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 in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005).)
senate vote 2011-08-22#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:41

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-08-22.42.1 amendment] introduced by Independent Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nick_Xenophon&mpc=Senate&house=senate Nick Xenophon], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The amendment would have omitted paragraph (2)(a) on clause 56,[1] which read at the time of first reading:
  • The amendment would have omitted paragraph (2)(a) on clause 56,(See the bill at the time of first reading [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0003;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0001%22;rec=0 here]. ) which read at the time of first reading:
  • ''(2) In deciding whether to recommend to the Governor-General that regulations should be made for the purposes of subsection (1) specifying a particular kind of project, the Minister must have regard to whether there is a significant risk that that kind of project will have a significant adverse impact on one or more of the following:''
  • ''(a) the availability of water;''
  • Although Senator Xenophon did not provide an explanation for his amendment at the time that he moved it, he did say previously that "My concern is that the way the process will operate may be subject to a number of ambiguities and uncertainties where we will end up with certain projects being approved where there is an overall adverse impact on water security and food production."[2] His previous amendments also related to excluded offsets projects and more can be read about them [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2011-08-22&number=1&house=senate here].
  • Although Senator Xenophon did not provide an explanation for his amendment at the time that he moved it, he did say previously that "My concern is that the way the process will operate may be subject to a number of ambiguities and uncertainties where we will end up with certain projects being approved where there is an overall adverse impact on water security and food production."(See Senator Xenophon's explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-08-22.2.2 here] at 10:32 am. ) His previous amendments also related to excluded offsets projects and more can be read about them [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2011-08-22&number=1&house=senate here].
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • 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 with two other bills to establish a voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset carbon offset] scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.[3] Introducing this scheme was a Government election commitment. 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".[4] The objectives of this scheme are:
  • 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 with two other bills to establish a voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset carbon offset] scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.(The three related bills are 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], 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 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".(Read more in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest]. ) The objectives of this scheme 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.[5]
  • * 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 in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].)
  • ''References''
  • * [1] See the bill at the time of first reading [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0003;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0001%22;rec=0 here].
  • * [2] See Senator Xenophon's explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-08-22.2.2 here] at 10:32 am.
  • * [3] The three related bills are 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], 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].
  • * [4] Read more in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].
  • * [5] Read more in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].
senate vote 2011-08-22#2

Edited by MA

on 2014-07-18 10:41:21

Title

  • Bills — Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011, Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011; in Committee
  • Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 - In Committee - Excluded offsets projects

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Nick Xenophon</p>
  • <p>I move my amendment (7) on sheet 7118:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(7)&#160;&#160;&#160;Clause 56, page 81 (line 28), omit paragraph (2)(a).</p>
  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-08-22.42.1 amendment] introduced by Independent Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Nick_Xenophon&mpc=Senate&house=senate Nick Xenophon], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • The amendment would have omitted paragraph (2)(a) on clause 56,[1] which read at the time of first reading:
  • ''(2) In deciding whether to recommend to the Governor-General that regulations should be made for the purposes of subsection (1) specifying a particular kind of project, the Minister must have regard to whether there is a significant risk that that kind of project will have a significant adverse impact on one or more of the following:''
  • ''(a) the availability of water;''
  • Although Senator Xenophon did not provide an explanation for his amendment at the time that he moved it, he did say previously that "My concern is that the way the process will operate may be subject to a number of ambiguities and uncertainties where we will end up with certain projects being approved where there is an overall adverse impact on water security and food production."[2] His previous amendments also related to excluded offsets projects and more can be read about them [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2011-08-22&number=1&house=senate here].
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • 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 with two other bills to establish a voluntary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset carbon offset] scheme, to be called the Carbon Farming Initiative.[3] Introducing this scheme was a Government election commitment. 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".[4] The objectives of this scheme 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.[5]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] See the bill at the time of first reading [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0003;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4543_first-reps%2F0001%22;rec=0 here].
  • * [2] See Senator Xenophon's explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2011-08-22.2.2 here] at 10:32 am.
  • * [3] The three related bills are 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], 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].
  • * [4] Read more in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].
  • * [5] Read more in the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1112a/12bd005 bills digest].
  • <p>The committee divided [12:39]</p>
  • <p>(The Chairman&#8212;Senator Parry)</p>
  • <p>Question negatived.</p>