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CARBON CREDITS (CARBON FARMING INITIATIVE) BILL 2011E CARBON CREDITS (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 2011E AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL REGISTRY OF EMISSIONS UNITS BILL 2011

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Small Business (Senator Sherry)—That these bills be now read a second time—and on the amendment moved by Senator Birmingham in respect of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011:

 At the end of the motion, add "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for 3 sitting days after a draft of the final regulations relating to the bill is laid on the table".

Debate resumed.

Explanatory memoranda: The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) tabled replacement explanatory memoranda [2] relating to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 and the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Abetz

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ryan

Scullion

Williams (Teller)

Xenophon


NOES, 33

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Di Natale

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Sherry

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Waters

Wong

Question negatived.

Senator Xenophon moved the following amendment in respect of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011:

 At the end of the motion, add "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for the first sitting day after 10 July 2011".

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,31


Senators—
BackCormannHumphriesNash
BernardiEdwardsJohnstonParry
BirminghamEgglestonJoycePayne
BoswellFawcettKrogerRyan
BoyceFierravanti-WellsMacdonaldScullion
BrandisFifieldMadiganWilliams (Teller)
CashFisherMasonXenophon
ColbeckHeffernanMcKenzie

NOES, 35


Senators—
ArbibDi NataleLundySherry
BilykFaulknerMarshallSiewert
BishopFeeneyMcEwenSingh
Brown, BobFurnerMcLucasStephens
Brown, CarolGallacherMilneSterle
CameronHanson-YoungMooreWaters
CollinsHoggPolley (Teller)Wong
ConroyLudlamPrattWright
CrossinLudwigRhiannon

Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the bills.

In the committee

CARBON CREDITS (CARBON FARMING INITIATIVE) BILL 2011—

Bill taken as a whole by leave.


Explanatory memoranda: Senator Ludwig tabled supplementary explanatory memoranda [3] relating to the government amendments to be moved to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 and the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011.

Senator Cormann, also on behalf of Senators Birmingham and Colbeck, moved the following amendments together by leave:

 Clause 5, page 14 (after line 2), after the definition of Kyoto unit, insert:

   land , in relation to an eligible interest in an area of land, includes the surface and the subsurface of the land.

 Clause 5, page 16 (after line 26), after the definition of native title, insert:

   native title future act provisions means the provisions of Division 3 of Part 2 of the Native Title Act 1993 .

 Clause 44, page 70 (lines 24 to 29), omit subclause (7), substitute:

  (7) For the purposes of this Act, if the area of land is land rights land in a State or Territory, the Crown lands Minister of the State or Territory holds an eligible interest in the area of land.

 Clause 45, page 71 (lines 4 to 8), omit subclause (2), substitute:

  (2) For the purposes of this Act, the Crown lands Minister of the State or Territory holds an eligible interest in the area of land.

 Clause 45, page 72 (lines 27 to 32), omit subclause (7), substitute:

  (7) For the purposes of this Act, if the area of land is land rights land in a State or Territory, the Crown lands Minister of the State or Territory holds an eligible interest in the area of land.

 Clause 301, page 301 (line 26), before "This", insert "(1)".

 Clause 301, page 301 (after line 26). at the end of the clause, add:

  (2) To avoid doubt, the native title future act provisions apply to any consent under this Act in relation to native title land.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger (Teller)

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ryan

Scullion

Williams


NOES, 37

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Di Natale

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Sherry

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Waters

Wong

Wright

Xenophon

Question negatived.

On the motion of Senator Ludwig the following amendments, taken together by leave, were debated and agreed to:

 Clause 27, page 45 (line 24), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 29, page 48 (line 14), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 30, page 50 (line 11), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 31, page 52 (line 9), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 32, page 54 (line 10), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 33, page 55 (line 2), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 34, page 55 (line 25), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 35, page 56 (line 16), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 36, page 57 (line 4), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 37, page 57 (line 29), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 38, page 58 (line 27), before "the", insert "if the declaration relates to a sequestration offsets project—".

 Clause 215, page 244 (line 5), omit "section 75AA", substitute "section 75".

Senator Ludwig moved—That the committee report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Question put and passed.


The Deputy President (Senator Parry) resumed the chair and the Chair of Committees reported that the committee had considered the bills, made progress and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered, on the motion of Senator Ludwig, that the committee have leave to sit again at a later hour.