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senate vote 2014-03-17#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 15:19:31

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  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-17.18.5) to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages a bill must pass through [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). )
  • The motion was phrased like this: "_That these bills be now read a second time but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise the scientific expert consensus regarding [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) and that the repeal of the carbon tax must be accompanied by the introduction of serious and comprehensive policies to address climate change._"
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill, subject to the proviso contained in the motion.
  • Background to the bills
  • The [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5137) and related bills were introduced as a package to remove the [carbon pricing mechanism](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia), which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.(You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [here](http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living). )
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.(For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see 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 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 announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • The ten other related bills are:
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5131)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5132)
  • - [Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5135)
  • - [Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5141)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5140)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5134)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5139)
  • - [Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5136)
  • - [Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5114)
  • - [Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5138)
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-17.18.5) to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages a bill must pass through [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). )
  • The motion was phrased like this: "_That these bills be now read a second time but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise the scientific expert consensus regarding [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) and that the repeal of the carbon tax must be accompanied by the introduction of serious and comprehensive policies to address climate change._"
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill, subject to the proviso contained in the motion.
  • Background to the bills
  • The [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5137) and related bills were introduced as a package to remove the [carbon pricing mechanism](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia), which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.(You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [here](http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living). )
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.(For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see 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 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 announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • The ten other related bills are:
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5131)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5132)
  • - [Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5135)
  • - [Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5141)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5140)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5134)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5139)
  • - [Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5136)
  • - [Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5114)
  • - [Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5138)
senate vote 2014-03-17#3

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:41

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-17.18.5 motion] to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. )
  • The motion was phrased like this:
  • "''That these bills be now read a second time but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise the scientific expert consensus regarding [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] and that the repeal of the carbon tax must be accompanied by the introduction of serious and comprehensive policies to address climate change.''"
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill, subject to the proviso contained in the motion.
  • Background to the bills
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5137 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013] and related bills were introduced as a package to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.(You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here]. )
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.(For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see 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 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 announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • The ten other related bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5131 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5132 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5135 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5141 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5140 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5134 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5139 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5136 Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5114 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5138 Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013]
  • References
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-17.18.5) to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages a bill must pass through [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). )
  • The motion was phrased like this: "_That these bills be now read a second time but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise the scientific expert consensus regarding [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) and that the repeal of the carbon tax must be accompanied by the introduction of serious and comprehensive policies to address climate change._"
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill, subject to the proviso contained in the motion.
  • Background to the bills
  • The [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5137) and related bills were introduced as a package to remove the [carbon pricing mechanism](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia), which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.(You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [here](http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living). )
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.(For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see 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 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 announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • The ten other related bills are:
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5131)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5132)
  • - [Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5135)
  • - [Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5141)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5140)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5134)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5139)
  • - [Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5136)
  • - [Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5114)
  • - [Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5138)
  • References
senate vote 2014-03-17#3

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:58

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-17.18.5 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1]
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-17.18.5 motion] to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. )
  • The motion was phrased like this:
  • "''That these bills be now read a second time but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise the scientific expert consensus regarding [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] and that the repeal of the carbon tax must be accompanied by the introduction of serious and comprehensive policies to address climate change.''"
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill, subject to the proviso contained in the motion.
  • Background to the bills
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5137 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013] and related bills were introduced as a package to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.[2]
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5137 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013] and related bills were introduced as a package to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.(You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here]. )
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.[3] 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 announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.(For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see 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 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 announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • The ten other related bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5131 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5132 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5135 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5141 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5140 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5134 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5139 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5136 Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5114 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5138 Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here].
  • * [3] For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
senate vote 2014-03-17#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-28 16:07:21

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-17.18.5 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1]
  • The motion was phrased like this:
  • "''That these bills be now read a second time but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise the scientific expert consensus regarding climate change and that the repeal of the carbon tax must be accompanied by the introduction of serious and comprehensive policies to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change].''"
  • "''That these bills be now read a second time but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise the scientific expert consensus regarding [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change] and that the repeal of the carbon tax must be accompanied by the introduction of serious and comprehensive policies to address climate change.''"
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill, subject to the proviso contained in the motion.
  • Background to the bills
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5137 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013] and related bills were introduced as a package to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.[2]
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.[3] 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 announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • The ten other related bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5131 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5132 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5135 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5141 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5140 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5134 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5139 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5136 Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5114 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5138 Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here].
  • * [3] For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].
senate vote 2014-03-17#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-28 16:06:46

Title

  • Bills — Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, True-Up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, True-Up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013; Second Reading
  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

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  • <p class="speaker">John Hogg</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the bills be read a second time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-03-17.18.5 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1]
  • The motion was phrased like this:
  • "''That these bills be now read a second time but the Senate calls on the Government to recognise the scientific expert consensus regarding climate change and that the repeal of the carbon tax must be accompanied by the introduction of serious and comprehensive policies to address [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change climate change].''"
  • This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill, subject to the proviso contained in the motion.
  • Background to the bills
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5137 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013] and related bills were introduced as a package to remove the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia carbon pricing mechanism], which was introduced by the Australian Labor Party while in government. The Coalition described the mechanism as a “carbon tax” and removing it was a key policy platform during the 2013 election.[2]
  • The carbon pricing mechanism commenced on 1 July 2012.[3] 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 announce plans to bring this forward to 1 July 2014 just before they were defeated by the Coalition in the 2013 election.
  • The ten other related bills are:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5131 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5132 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5135 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5141 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5140 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5134 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5139 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5136 Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5114 Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5138 Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013]
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about the stages a bill must pass through [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] You can read more about the Coalition's policy to remove the carbon price [http://www.liberal.org.au/scrapping-carbon-tax-and-reducing-cost-living here].
  • * [3] For more information on the carbon pricing mechanism and how it works, please see the Clean Energy Regulator’s [http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Carbon-Pricing-Mechanism/About-the-Mechanism/Pages/default.aspx website].