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  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 — In Committee — Oppose the schedules
  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 — In Committee — Keep schedules 2 to 4

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.17.4) "_that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed_", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. This motion was put in response to an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1) to oppose those schedules, which was introduced by Labor Senator [Lisa Singh](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate).
  • Schedule 2 "prohibit[s] [carbon tax](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_price)-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations". Schedule 3 "repeals the [conservation tillage tax offset](https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Other-rebates---deductions/Conservation-tillage-refundable-tax-offset/)". Schedule 4 "repeals the [Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia#Steel_Transformation_Plan_package)".(Read more about these schedules in the [explanatory memorandum](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5311_ems_144677a8-32fc-4fab-94b9-f5e90b54927f%22). )
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311) and related bills were introduced to repeal 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.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.(See that division [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate). ) The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.(See that division [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate). Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248) or on the World Today [here](http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm).)
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • - [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316)
  • - [Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310)
  • - [Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313)
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.17.4) "_that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed_", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. Deputy-President [Gavin Marshall](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/victoria/gavin_marshall) put this motion to the Senate after Labor Senator [Lisa Singh](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate) moved an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1) to oppose those schedules.
  • Schedule 2 "prohibit[s] [carbon tax](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_price)-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations". Schedule 3 "repeals the [conservation tillage tax offset](https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Other-rebates---deductions/Conservation-tillage-refundable-tax-offset/)". Schedule 4 "repeals the [Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia#Steel_Transformation_Plan_package)".(Read more about these schedules in the [explanatory memorandum](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5311_ems_144677a8-32fc-4fab-94b9-f5e90b54927f%22). )
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311) and related bills were introduced to repeal 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.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.(See that division [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate). ) The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.(See that division [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate). Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248) or on the World Today [here](http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm).)
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • - [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316)
  • - [Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310)
  • - [Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314)
senate vote 2014-07-17#3

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:22:16

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.17.4 motion] "''that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed''", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. This motion was put in response to an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1 amendment] to oppose those schedules, which was introduced by Labor Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lisa Singh].
  • Schedule 2 "prohibit[s] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_price carbon tax]-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations". Schedule 3 "repeals the [https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Other-rebates---deductions/Conservation-tillage-refundable-tax-offset/ conservation tillage tax offset]". Schedule 4 "repeals the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia#Steel_Transformation_Plan_package Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011]".(Read more about these schedules in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5311_ems_144677a8-32fc-4fab-94b9-f5e90b54927f%22 explanatory memorandum]. )
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to repeal 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.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.(See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here]. ) The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.(See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].)
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.17.4) "_that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed_", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. This motion was put in response to an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1) to oppose those schedules, which was introduced by Labor Senator [Lisa Singh](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate).
  • Schedule 2 "prohibit[s] [carbon tax](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_price)-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations". Schedule 3 "repeals the [conservation tillage tax offset](https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Other-rebates---deductions/Conservation-tillage-refundable-tax-offset/)". Schedule 4 "repeals the [Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia#Steel_Transformation_Plan_package)".(Read more about these schedules in the [explanatory memorandum](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5311_ems_144677a8-32fc-4fab-94b9-f5e90b54927f%22). )
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311) and related bills were introduced to repeal 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.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.(See that division [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate). ) The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.(See that division [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate). Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248) or on the World Today [here](http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm).)
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • - [Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317)
  • - [True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316)
  • - [Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310)
  • - [Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313)
  • - [Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314)
senate vote 2014-07-17#3

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:17:01

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.17.4 motion] "''that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed''", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. This motion was put in response to an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1 amendment] to oppose those schedules, which was introduced by Labor Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lisa Singh].
  • Schedule 2 "prohibit[s] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_price carbon tax]-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations". Schedule 3 "repeals the [https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Other-rebates---deductions/Conservation-tillage-refundable-tax-offset/ conservation tillage tax offset]". Schedule 4 "repeals the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia#Steel_Transformation_Plan_package Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011]".[1]
  • Schedule 2 "prohibit[s] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_price carbon tax]-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations". Schedule 3 "repeals the [https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Other-rebates---deductions/Conservation-tillage-refundable-tax-offset/ conservation tillage tax offset]". Schedule 4 "repeals the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia#Steel_Transformation_Plan_package Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011]".(Read more about these schedules in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5311_ems_144677a8-32fc-4fab-94b9-f5e90b54927f%22 explanatory memorandum]. )
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to repeal 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=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to repeal 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.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.[4] The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.[5]
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.(See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here]. ) The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.(See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].)
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about these schedules in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5311_ems_144677a8-32fc-4fab-94b9-f5e90b54927f%22 explanatory memorandum].
  • * [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].
  • * [4] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
senate vote 2014-07-17#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-23 14:03:41

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.17.4 motion] "''that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed''", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. This motion was put in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1 amendment] to oppose those schedules, which was introduced by Labor Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lisa Singh].
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.17.4 motion] "''that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed''", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. This motion was put in response to an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1 amendment] to oppose those schedules, which was introduced by Labor Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lisa Singh].
  • Schedule 2 "prohibit[s] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_price carbon tax]-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations". Schedule 3 "repeals the [https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Other-rebates---deductions/Conservation-tillage-refundable-tax-offset/ conservation tillage tax offset]". Schedule 4 "repeals the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia#Steel_Transformation_Plan_package Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011]".[1]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to repeal 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.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.[4] The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.[5]
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about these schedules in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5311_ems_144677a8-32fc-4fab-94b9-f5e90b54927f%22 explanatory memorandum].
  • * [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].
  • * [4] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
senate vote 2014-07-17#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-23 13:42:57

Title

  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 - In Committee - Oppose the schedules
  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 In Committee Oppose the schedules

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a motion "''that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed''", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. This motion was put in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1 amendment] to oppose those schedules, which was introduced by Labor Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lisa Singh].
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.17.4 motion] "''that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed''", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. This motion was put in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1 amendment] to oppose those schedules, which was introduced by Labor Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lisa Singh].
  • Schedule 2 "prohibit[s] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_price carbon tax]-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations". Schedule 3 "repeals the [https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Other-rebates---deductions/Conservation-tillage-refundable-tax-offset/ conservation tillage tax offset]". Schedule 4 "repeals the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia#Steel_Transformation_Plan_package Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011]".[1]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to repeal 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.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.[4] The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.[5]
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about these schedules in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5311_ems_144677a8-32fc-4fab-94b9-f5e90b54927f%22 explanatory memorandum].
  • * [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].
  • * [4] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
senate vote 2014-07-17#3

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-23 13:42:22

Title

  • Bills — Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, True-Up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, True-Up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014, Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014; in Committee
  • Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 - In Committee - Oppose the schedules

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Lisa Singh</p>
  • <p>The opposition opposes schedules 2 to 4 in the following terms:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(4) Schedule 2, page 71 (line 1) to page 101 (line 20), to be opposed.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a motion "''that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed''", which means that the schedules will remain unchanged. This motion was put in favour of an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-07-17.16.1 amendment] to oppose those schedules, which was introduced by Labor Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Lisa_Singh&mpc=Senate&house=senate Lisa Singh].
  • Schedule 2 "prohibit[s] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_price carbon tax]-related price exploitation and false or misleading representations". Schedule 3 "repeals the [https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Primary-producers/In-detail/Other-rebates---deductions/Conservation-tillage-refundable-tax-offset/ conservation tillage tax offset]". Schedule 4 "repeals the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_pricing_in_Australia#Steel_Transformation_Plan_package Steel Transformation Plan Act 2011]".[1]
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014] and related bills were introduced to repeal 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.
  • This is the third time that this package of bills have been introduced. The first time, they were rejected in the Senate during the third reading stage.[4] The second time, they were rejected in the Senate during the committee stage.[5]
  • The bills included in this package are the following:
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5311 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5317 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5316 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5310 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5312 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5315 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5313 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014]
  • * [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5314 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about these schedules in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fems%2Fr5311_ems_144677a8-32fc-4fab-94b9-f5e90b54927f%22 explanatory memorandum].
  • * [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].
  • * [4] See that division [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-03-20&number=2&dmp=3&house=senate here].
  • * [5] See that division [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/division.php?date=2014-07-10&number=8&dmp=3&house=senate here]. Read more about this second rejection of this package of bills on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/senate-rejects-carbon-tax-repeal/5586248 here] or on the World Today [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s4043242.htm here].
  • <p class="italic">(5) Schedule 3, page 102 (lines 1 to 26), to be opposed.</p>
  • <p class="italic">(6) Schedule 4, page 103 (lines 1 to 29), to be opposed.</p>
  • <p>I would like to highlight the importance of the Steel Transformation Plan, which this government seeks to abolish in this legislation. Senator Cormann, given the state of manufacturing in this country, I do not understand why you would not keep the Steel Transformation Plan and, given the wrecking this government has done to the car and ship industries, will you justify why the government would not retain any mechanism that improves investment, innovation and competitiveness in the manufacturing sector?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Mathias Cormann</p>
  • <p>I thank Senator Singh. What is described in an Orwellian fashion as the 'Steel Transformation Plan' was in fact nothing other than a last minute bit of compensation at the behest of various union representatives to repair the injury that the carbon tax was putting into the steel industry. Of course, by getting rid of the carbon tax we remove the injury but we make sure that Australian business can be more competitive again internationally and is able to compete on more of a level playing field. As such, there is absolutely no reason to keep the compensation for an injury that this government is about to remove.</p>
  • <p>The CHAIRMAN: The question is that schedules 2 to 4 stand as printed.</p>