House debates

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Questions without Notice

Cleaner Car Rebate Scheme

3:26 pm

Photo of Sophie MirabellaSophie Mirabella (Indi, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Can the minister confirm that, in trying to avert further program delivery debacles, the government is considering breaking yet another election promise, this time the promise to introduce its cash-for-clunkers scheme? If not, can the minister inform the House if the scheme will still begin operation from 1 January next year? Can he also confirm that it will still be delivered in accordance with all the guidelines and costs outlined in the Prime Minister’s announcement of 24 July 2010?

Photo of Peter GarrettPeter Garrett (Kingsford Smith, Australian Labor Party, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth) Share this | | Hansard source

I thank the honourable member for her question. The decisions that the government has made in respect of what the honourable member refers to as the ‘cash-for-clunkers’ scheme and the statements made by the relevant ministers constitute our policy and that policy will be implemented.