Senate debates

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:29 pm

Photo of Kate LundyKate Lundy (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation) Share this | Hansard source

I go back to my first point, which is that the carbon price is working very effectively in Australia. Australians have a choice coming up. They have a choice between a government that is investing in our future, making the transition to a low-carbon economy, or they have the choice of those opposite, who still ridicule the idea of climate change.

The Community Energy Efficiency Program and the Low Income Energy Efficiency Program will provide almost $200 million in grants to around 200 projects throughout the life of the Low Carbon Communities initiative. These projects provide demonstration projects spanning a large variety. Given the scope and breadth of projects currently supported, there is likely to be minimal additional benefit derived from further expenditure on these Low Carbon Communities measures, as they would not add to the outcomes achieved by the current trial and demonstration activities. (Time expired)


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