Thursday, 15 September 2016
Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016; Second Reading
As foreshadowed in my second reading speech, I move:
At the end of the motion, add:
", but the Senate condemns this bill for ripping $500 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency's clean energy innovation grants as a dangerous and irresponsible act of sabotage, especially in a climate emergency and global transition to clean energy, and because it leaves the Coalition and Labor parties with no meaningful plan to meet Australia's Renewable Energy Target and pollution reduction target agreed at the Paris climate conference."