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Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Page: 78


Mr HUNT (FlindersMinister for the Environment) (10:36): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 is one of two bills to repeal the equivalent carbon tax on synthetic greenhouse gases. These bills are part of the broader legislative package to abolish the carbon tax.

This bill amends the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995 so that manufacturers of synthetic greenhouse gases will not incur a liability to pay the equivalent carbon tax for synthetic greenhouse gas manufactured after 1 July 2014. This will reduce costs for businesses using these greenhouse gases, including for refrigeration and air conditioning.

Debate adjourned.