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senate vote 2019-07-24#3

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on 2019-08-29 17:21:52

Title

  • Bills — Future Drought Fund Bill 2019, Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019; Second Reading
  • Future Drought Fund Bill 2019 and another - Second Reading - Fossil fuel companies water use

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Larissa Waters</p>
  • <p>I move the second reading amendment on sheet 8715 standing in my name:</p>
  • <p class="italic">At the end of the motion, add:</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?gid=2019-07-24.12.1) introduced by Queensland Senator [Larissa Waters](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/queensland/larissa_waters) (Greens), which means it failed. The motion would have amended the usual second reading motion, which is that "*the bills be read [for a second time](https://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html)*". This is parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *At the end of the motion, add:*
  • >
  • > *", but the Senate notes that free or unlimited water entitlements given to fossil fuel companies by State and Territory governments, while farmers struggle with drought conditions, significantly undermines the effectiveness of any drought response by:*
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  • >> *(a) depriving farmers of water;*
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  • >> *(b) exacerbating droughts; and*
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  • >> *(c) worsening climate change which further exacerbates droughts."*
  • <p class="italic">", but the Senate notes that free or unlimited water entitlements given to fossil fuel companies by State and Territory governments, while farmers struggle with drought conditions, significantly undermines the effectiveness of any drought response by:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(a) depriving farmers of water;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) exacerbating droughts; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(c) worsening climate change which further exacerbates droughts."</p>
  • <p>The amendment indicates it will be incredibly useless to have a drought fund if you continue to let big mining companies have free water.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>This is not an opportunity for debate. The debate has been closed.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Larissa Waters</p>
  • <p>That is all I need to say. I'm just reminding people of the excellence of the amendment.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is that the second reading amendment moved by Senator Waters be agreed to.</p>