This means that the members agree with the main idea of the bill and can now either discuss it in detail or vote to read the bill a third time without further consideration, which would mean that the bill is passed in the House and can be sent to the Senator for their consideration.
Background to the bill
The Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012 is part of a package of three bills to include non-transport gaseous fuels in the carbon pricing mechanism. This would mean that the carbon pricing mechanism would apply to compressed natural gas from 1 July 2012. It would also apply to non-transport liquid petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas from 1 July 2013.
The two other bills are:
The carbon pricing mechanism is an emissions trading scheme which will commence on 1 July 2012.(See the Clean Energy Regulator’s website for more information on how it works.)