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Monday, 17 March 2014
Page: 1133

Second Reading

Debate resumed on the motion:

That these bills be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

At the end of the motion, add:

but the Senate:

(a) rejects this bill and the related bills;

(b) recognises that:

   (i) the world is on track for 4 degrees of warming; and

   (ii) warming of less than 1 degree is already intensifying extreme weather events in Australia and around the world with enormous costs to life and property;

(c) calls on the government to:

   (i) protect the Australian people and environment from climate change by approving no new coal mines or extensions of existing mines, or new coal export terminals; and

   (ii) adopt a trajectory of 40-60% below 2000 levels by 2030 and net carbon zero by 2050 emissions reduction target in global negotiations for a 2015 treaty.