Senate debates

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:28 pm

Photo of Christine MilneChristine Milne (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. I understand from the minister that it was the board of ARENA who said they were quite happy for the cut. So I now ask: given that there are no changes to the carbon permits during the next two years of the fixed-price period, why have you reduced funding to the Low Carbon Communities program to the tune of $66 million, denying councils and low-income households energy efficiency and lower power bills? This is not to do with flexible pricing; the money is guaranteed for the next two years.


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