Monday, 16 June 2014
Questions without Notice
My question without notice is to the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Minister Cormann. Can the minister confirm Minister Hunt's remarks that the Emissions Reduction Fund central to Direct Action will now be called the Carbon Farming Initiative amendment bill, and that $1.9 billion of the $2.5 billion will be allocated to soil carbon, new tree plantings and carbon-in-the-landscape projects? If so, can the minister tell us what price per tonne the government has calculated would be paid so that these projects would be viable?