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senate vote 2013-03-14#5

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:17:55

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Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-03-14.30.1 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) no [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_seam_gas coal seam gas] projects or coal mines have been assessed under Australia's national environment laws for their impacts on the climate or water resources, and''(For more information about coal seam gas, see [http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/coal-seam-gas-by-the-numbers/ here]. )
  • ''(ii) there is huge concern about the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mines in the Australian community, particularly within farming communities that depend on scarce water resources; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to retrospectively apply its proposed water trigger and re-assess all projects approved under the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities ([http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Burke&mpc=Watson&house=representatives Mr Burke]).''
  • Background to the motion
  • The 'water trigger' referred to in the motion is contained in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013.(Read more about the bill [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here]. More information about the water trigger is available in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/2439092/upload_binary/2439092.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (750 KB).) It is activated when coal seam gas or large mining developments are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource.
  • References
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-03-14.30.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Larissa Waters](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate). This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • _That the Senate-_
  • _(a) notes that:_
  • _(i) no [coal seam gas](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_seam_gas) projects or coal mines have been assessed under Australia's national environment laws for their impacts on the climate or water resources, and_(For more information about coal seam gas, see [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/coal-seam-gas-by-the-numbers/). )
  • _(ii) there is huge concern about the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mines in the Australian community, particularly within farming communities that depend on scarce water resources; and_
  • _(b) calls on the Government to retrospectively apply its proposed water trigger and re-assess all projects approved under the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities ( [Mr Burke](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Burke&mpc=Watson&house=representatives))._
  • Background to the motion
  • The 'water trigger' referred to in the motion is contained in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013.(Read more about the bill [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001). More information about the water trigger is available in its [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/2439092/upload_binary/2439092.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (750 KB).) It is activated when coal seam gas or large mining developments are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource.
  • References
senate vote 2013-03-14#5

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:01

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Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-03-14.30.1 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) no [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_seam_gas coal seam gas] projects or coal mines have been assessed under Australia's national environment laws for their impacts on the climate or water resources, and''[1]
  • ''(i) no [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_seam_gas coal seam gas] projects or coal mines have been assessed under Australia's national environment laws for their impacts on the climate or water resources, and''(For more information about coal seam gas, see [http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/coal-seam-gas-by-the-numbers/ here]. )
  • ''(ii) there is huge concern about the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mines in the Australian community, particularly within farming communities that depend on scarce water resources; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to retrospectively apply its proposed water trigger and re-assess all projects approved under the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities ([http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Burke&mpc=Watson&house=representatives Mr Burke]).''
  • Background to the motion
  • The 'water trigger' referred to in the motion is contained in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013.[2] It is activated when coal seam gas or large mining developments are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource.
  • The 'water trigger' referred to in the motion is contained in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013.(Read more about the bill [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here]. More information about the water trigger is available in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/2439092/upload_binary/2439092.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (750 KB).) It is activated when coal seam gas or large mining developments are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource.
  • References
  • * [1] For more information about coal seam gas, see [http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/coal-seam-gas-by-the-numbers/ here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here]. More information about the water trigger is available in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/2439092/upload_binary/2439092.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (750 KB).
senate vote 2013-03-14#5

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-17 15:51:00

Title

  • Motions Coal Seam Gas
  • Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Water trigger

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Larissa Waters</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) no coal seam gas projects or coal mines have been assessed under Australia's national environment laws for their impacts on the climate or water resources, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) there is huge concern about the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mines in the Australian community, particularly within farming communities that depend on scarce water resources; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Government to retrospectively apply its proposed water trigger and re-assess all projects approved under the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke).</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to make a short statement.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">John Hogg</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Larissa Waters</p>
  • <p>My motion calls on government to retrospectively apply its proposed water trigger to coal seam gas projects and coalmines that Minister Burke has already approved. This is important because the big three New South Wales approvals just made one month ago&#8212;Gloucester coal seam gas and Maules Creek and Boggabri coalmines&#8212;have not started yet, so it is not too late for their approvals to be revoked and for the water impacts of these massive projects to be properly assessed. For the three big Queensland coal seam gas projects approved by the minister more than two years ago, it is obviously too late to revoke those approvals because work has already started, but what is needed is for the water impacts of those projects to be assessed and publicly reported. The government and decision makers can then use that information about water impacts when they make future decisions about further coal seam gas development or about water management, water allocation and, of course, the management of the Murray-Darling. So I urge senators to support the motion.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">John Hogg</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion moved by Senator Waters be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-03-14.30.1 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters]. This means that the motion was rejected.
  • The motion was:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes that:''
  • ''(i) no [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_seam_gas coal seam gas] projects or coal mines have been assessed under Australia's national environment laws for their impacts on the climate or water resources, and''[1]
  • ''(ii) there is huge concern about the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mines in the Australian community, particularly within farming communities that depend on scarce water resources; and''
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to retrospectively apply its proposed water trigger and re-assess all projects approved under the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities ([http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Burke&mpc=Watson&house=representatives Mr Burke]).''
  • Background to the motion
  • The 'water trigger' referred to in the motion is contained in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013.[2] It is activated when coal seam gas or large mining developments are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource.
  • References
  • * [1] For more information about coal seam gas, see [http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/coal-seam-gas-by-the-numbers/ here].
  • * [2] Read more about the bill [http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/bills_legislation/bills_search_results/result?bid=r5001 here]. More information about the water trigger is available in its [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/2439092/upload_binary/2439092.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (750 KB).