Senate debates

Thursday, 22 June 2023


Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2023; Second Reading

3:59 pm

Photo of Sue LinesSue Lines (President) Share this | | Hansard source

I will now deal with the committee of the whole amendment circulated by the Australians Greens, which is on sheet 1939. The question is that the amendment on sheet 1939 be agreed to.

A ustralian Greens circulated amendment—

(1) Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 3), after item 6, insert:

6A At the end of Part 2


8A Prohibited financial assistance

(1) Financial assistance must not be provided under this Act if it would:

(a) directly finance the extraction of coal or natural gas; or

(b) directly finance the construction of pipeline infrastructure primarily for the extraction of natural gas; or

(c) directly finance the logging of native forests.

(2) In this section:

native forest does not include a plantation.

plantation means an intensively managed stand of trees that is created by the regular placement of seedlings or seed.