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   21   Australian » « Renewable » « Energy » « Agency » ( « Repeal » ) « Bill » « 2014 »

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the « bill » be now read a second time— And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr M. C. Butler, viz.— That all the words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

“whilst not declining to give the « bill » a second reading the House notes the:

(1)        Government’s plan to abolish the « Australian » « Renewable » « Energy » « Agency » (ARENA) is contrary to the advice of experts;

(2)        ARENA adds a great deal of value to efforts to tackle climate change in Australia and around the world by supporting new commercial models and new technology developments to reduce carbon pollution;

(3)        ARENA has invested $940 million and mobilised over $1.8 billion in private investment, totaling $2.75 billion in total value since 2012;

(4)        ARENA is a critical part of a suite of policies implemented to address dangerous climate change and to accelerate « renewable » « energy » infrastructure;

(5)        role of the ARENA along with the « Renewable » « Energy » Target and the Clean « Energy » Finance Corporation are vital to a clean « energy future; and

(6)        ARENA has been a clear success in driving investment, reducing carbon pollution and boosting the Government bottom-line.”—

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

A division having been called for, in accordance with standing order 133 the division was deferred until 8 pm.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.