Thursday, 26 June 2014
Statement by the Speaker
When the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 was first considered by the House, I made a ruling in relation to detailed amendments to the bill which were to be moved by the member for Port Adelaide. I ruled those amendments out of order as they were not in conformity with the standing orders.
In light of my ruling, the member for Port Adelaide permitted the Clerk to show me the proposed amendments he intends to move today ahead of time to allow my consideration.
My ruling on the 21 November 2013 was on the basis of two grounds, which is set out in this statement and I will table for the benefit of members. The most important thing to say in relation to the second ground, in particular, I understand that the proposed amendments have been changed so it will now specifically provide that the charge per unit shall not exceed the sum contained in the existing legislation.
I consider that this now has dealt with the concerns I had in relation to standing orders179(b) and (c), and I will allow the member for Port Adelaide to proceed with his amendments.