House debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Questions without Notice

Climate Change: Safeguard Mechanism

2:40 pm

Photo of Kylea TinkKylea Tink (North Sydney, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy. This week New South Wales is again being besieged by bushfires while the Northern Territory and Queensland have had serious flooding. Genuine climate action requires us to rapidly reduce gross emissions. The safeguard mechanism in its current form does not guarantee this. Minister, what would you say to the people of North Sydney who are saying this legislation will allow Australia's biggest polluters to buy their way out of responsibility by purchasing unlimited carbon credits?


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