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senate vote 2011-10-12#11

Edited by system

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  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-10-12.128.16 motion] that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills are a package to implement a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism].
  • Passing this motion means that the bills can be introduced into the Senate. According to [http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05 Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice], “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.
  • The carbon price is a key policy of the Labor Government.
  • The eighteen bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653 Clean Energy Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655 Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662 Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22 Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651 Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22 Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650 Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660 Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656 Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654 Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665 Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657 Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663 Climate Change Authority Bill 2011]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.(Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on 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 will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-10-12.128.16) that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills are a package to implement a [carbon pricing mechanism](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia).
  • Passing this motion means that the bills can be introduced into the Senate. According to [Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice](http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05), “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.
  • The carbon price is a key policy of the Labor Government.
  • The eighteen bills are:
  • - [Clean Energy Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653)
  • - [Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655)
  • - [Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22)
  • - [Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662)
  • - [Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22)
  • - [Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651)
  • - [Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22)
  • - [Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664)
  • - [Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660)
  • - [Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658)
  • - [Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659)
  • - [Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656)
  • - [Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654)
  • - [Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665)
  • - [Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657)
  • - [Climate Change Authority Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663)
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.(Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on 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 will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • References
senate vote 2011-10-12#11

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:45

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-10-12.128.16 motion] that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills are a package to implement a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism].
  • Passing this motion means that the bills can be introduced into the Senate. According to [http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05 Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice], “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.
  • The carbon price is a key policy of the Labor Government.
  • The eighteen bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653 Clean Energy Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655 Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662 Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22 Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651 Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22 Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650 Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660 Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656 Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654 Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665 Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657 Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663 Climate Change Authority Bill 2011]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.[1] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.(Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on 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 will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
senate vote 2011-10-12#11

Edited by mackay

on 2014-02-10 16:56:02

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2011-10-12.128.16 motion] that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills are a package to implement a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism].
  • Passing this motion means that the bills can be introduced into the Senate. According to [http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05 Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice], “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.
  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism.</p>
  • The carbon price is a key policy of the Labor Government.
  • <p>Passing this motion meant that the bills could be introduced into the Senate. According to <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05">Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice</a>, “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.</p>
  • The eighteen bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653 Clean Energy Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655 Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662 Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22 Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651 Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22 Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650 Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660 Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659 Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656 Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654 Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665 Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657 Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663 Climate Change Authority Bill 2011]
  • <p>The mechanism was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described it as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were:</p>
  • <ul><li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653">Clean Energy Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655">Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href ="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22">Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662">Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22">Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651">Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22">Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650">Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660">Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656">Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654">Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665">Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657">Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663">Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</a></li></ul>
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The carbon pricing mechanism is set to begin on 1 July 2012.[1] It is an emissions trading scheme that puts a price on carbon emissions. It will apply to “liable entities” (a group that includes companies that emit a high level of greenhouse gases). Initially the price of carbon will be fixed by the mechanism but from 1 July 2015 the price will be set by the market.
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the carbon pricing mechanism on the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
  • <p><b>Background to the bills</b></p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. 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 announced plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>. It will be replaced by a <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">Direct Action Plan</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-10-12#11

Edited by mackay

on 2014-01-31 14:59:27

Title

  • Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - First Reading - Introduce a carbon price
  • Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - First Reading - Read for a first time

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism.</p>
  • <p>Passing this motion meant that the bills could be introduced into the Senate. According to <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05">Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice</a>, “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.</p>
  • <p>The mechanism was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described it as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were:</p>
  • <ul><li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653">Clean Energy Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655">Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href ="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22">Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662">Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22">Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651">Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22">Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650">Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660">Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656">Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654">Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665">Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657">Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663">Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</a></li></ul>
  • <p><b>Background to the bills</b></p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. 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 announced plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>. It will be replaced by a <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">Direct Action Plan</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-10-12#11

Edited by mackay

on 2013-11-07 11:24:23

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism.</p>
  • <p>Passing this motion meant that the bills could be introduced into the Senate. According to <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05">Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice</a>, “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.</p>
  • <p>The mechanism was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described it as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were:</p>
  • <ul><li>Clean Energy Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</li></ul>
  • <ul><li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4653">Clean Energy Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4655">Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href ="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4647%22">Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4662">Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4649%22">Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4651">Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4648%22">Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4650">Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4661">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4664">Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4660">Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4658">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4659">Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr4656">Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4654">Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4665">Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4657">Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</a></li>
  • <li><a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4663">Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</a></li></ul>
  • <p><b>Background to the bills</b></p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. 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 <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announce plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 before being defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. 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 announced plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, it is likely that the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>. It will be replaced by a <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">Direct Action Plan</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-10-12#11

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-11 15:03:33

Title

  • Bills - Clean Energy Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge - General) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge - Auctions) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge - Fixed Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges - Customs) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges - Excise) Bill 2011, Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011, Climate Change Authority Bill 2011; First Reading
  • Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - First Reading - Introduce a carbon price

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism.</p>
  • <p>Passing this motion meant that the bills could be introduced into the Senate. According to <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05">Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice</a>, “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.</p>
  • <p>The mechanism was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described it as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • <p>The eighteen bills were:</p>
  • <ul><li>Clean Energy Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge—General) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Fixed Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011</li>
  • <li>Climate Change Authority Bill 2011</li></ul>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. 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 <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announce plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 before being defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, it is likely that the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-10-12#11

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-11 08:04:35

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism.</p>
  • <p>Passing this motion meant that the bills could be introduced into the Senate. According to <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05">Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice</a>, “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.</p>
  • <p> The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the Opposition (the Coalition). The Coalition maintained its opposition to the mechanism during both the 2010 and 2013 elections and says it will <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">“abolish the carbon tax”</a> should it be elected.</p>
  • <p>The mechanism was a key policy of the Australian Labor Party while in Government. The Coalition in Opposition described it as a “carbon tax”.</p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. 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 <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announce plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 before being defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.</p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. 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 note that the Labor Government has <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announced plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014.</p>
  • <p>As a result of the Coalition's election in 2013, it is likely that the carbon pricing mechanism will be <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">abolished</a>.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-10-12#11

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-06 11:26:21

Title

Description

  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism.</p>
  • <p>Passing this motion meant that the bills could be introduced into the Senate. According to <a href=" http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05">Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice</a>, “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.</p>
  • <p>Passing this motion meant that the bills could be introduced into the Senate. According to <a href="http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05">Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice</a>, “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.</p>
  • <p> The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the Opposition (the Coalition). The Coalition maintained its opposition to the mechanism during both the 2010 and 2013 elections and says it will <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">“abolish the carbon tax”</a> should it be elected.</p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. 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 note that the Labor Government has <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announced plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>
senate vote 2011-10-12#11

Edited by mackay

on 2013-09-06 11:25:31

Title

  • Bills Clean Energy Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge General) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge Auctions) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge Fixed Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges Customs) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges Excise) Bill 2011, Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011, Climate Change Authority Bill 2011; First Reading
  • Bills - Clean Energy Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Tax Laws Amendments) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Shortfall Charge - General) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge - Auctions) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge - Fixed Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender Charge) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges - Customs) Bill 2011, Clean Energy (Charges - Excise) Bill 2011, Clean Energy Regulator Bill 2011, Climate Change Authority Bill 2011; First Reading

Description

  • <p class="motion-notice motion-notice-notext">No motion text available</p>
  • <p>The Aye voters succeeded in passing a motion that the bills be read a first time. The eighteen bills were a package to implement a carbon pricing mechanism.</p>
  • <p>Passing this motion meant that the bills could be introduced into the Senate. According to <a href=" http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers13?file=chapter12&section=05">Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice</a>, “the first reading is normally passed without opposition and is regarded as a purely formal stage”, so the fact that the Senate divided to vote on this motion demonstrates how controversial the carbon pricing mechanism was.</p>
  • <p> The mechanism has been alternatively described as a “carbon price” by the Government (the Australian Labor Party) and as a “carbon tax” by the Opposition (the Coalition). The Coalition maintained its opposition to the mechanism during both the 2010 and 2013 elections and says it will <a href="http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living">“abolish the carbon tax”</a> should it be elected.</p>
  • <p>The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012. 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 note that the Labor Government has <a href="http://www.climatechange.gov.au/reducing-carbon/carbon-pricing-policy">announced plans</a> to bring this forward to 1 July 2014.</p>
  • <p>For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s <a href="http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx">website</a>.</p>