That the Senate—
(a) supports the 53 000 workers directly employed by the coal industry;
(b) recognises that the forced closure of coal–fired power stations would increase the living expenses of Australian families through increased electricity prices;
(c) acknowledges that the forced closure of coal–fired power stations would jeopardise Australia's energy security and put thousands of jobs at risk in our manufacturing sector which relies on access to cheap and affordable power;
(d) acknowledges that coal is an affordable, abundant and increasingly clean domestic energy resource that is vital to providing reliable low-cost electricity, and that it will continue to be integral to Australia; and
(e) supports technology neutral policies that deliver emission reduction targets.