Senate debates

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Bills

Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014; Second Reading

8:59 pm

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

I move the second reading amendment on sheet 7611, as foreshadowed in my speech during the second reading debate:

At the end of the motion, add:

but the Senate:

(a) notes that if we continue without change Australia will use its entire 2050 emissions

budget within sixteen years and the world will warm by at least 4 degrees by 2100,

destroying Australia's Great Barrier Reef, agricultural industries and creating

massive vulnerabilities in public health and national security; and

(b) is of the opinion that there is no time to waste on an ineffective, expensive 'Direct

Action' policy that allows unlimited pollution, will hurt our global competitiveness

and will give taxpayers' money to the biggest polluters with no guarantee of

emissions reductions.

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