Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019; In Committee
I place on the record the support of the Greens for the opposition's amendment. Of course, we want to find ways to ensure that workers are indeed protected, and particularly those in relation to the fiasco that this government has created for the workers of Liddell. Let me put clearly on the record: we are disappointed that Labor are voting with the government on this piece of legislation. Yes, there have been some improvements in relation to workers' entitlements, but the overall impact of this bill, making climate change worse by allowing these polluting clunkers of power stations to remain open for longer, is only going to make it harder and harder for Australia to transition in a way that the science, the community and anyone who understands what's going on today would accept needs to happen.
The CHAIR: The question is that amendment (1) on sheet 8794, as moved by Senator McAllister, be agreed to.