Tuesday, 14 August 2018
) ( ): I move:
That the Senate:
(a) notes that the United States of America has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement; and
(b) calls upon the Australian Government to also withdraw from the Agreement, and cease taking any steps towards enacting at law or by policy any steps towards the Agreement's targets.
Australia has a strong track record of participating in global emissions reduction agreements and meeting and beating our emissions reduction targets while maintaining economic and population growth. Since the coalition government came to office, Australia's economy has grown by more than $200 million and more than one million jobs have been created. The coalition government's approach to addressing climate change is ensuring that we maintain energy security and affordability, as well as the competitiveness of our industries.