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TAXATION—CARBON TAX—EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME—MODELLING—PROPOSED ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

Senator Cormann, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 586—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer, no later than noon on 2 December 2011, the following information relating to the Department of the Treasury 2011 modelling of its carbon tax/emissions trading scheme to 2050:

 (a) all of its modelling, including the actual models, model documentation, exogenous assumptions, all underlying databases and datasets, codes and specifications used by Treasury, including but not limited to the Global Trade and Environment Model and the Monash Multiregional Forecasting Model, in a form that would allow the reproduction and scrutiny of the Treasury results by third parties; and

 (b) any other model simulations undertaken relevant to the abovementioned policy scenarios but not publicly released.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,30


Senators—
AbetzColbeckHumphriesRonaldson
AdamsCormannKroger (Teller)Ryan
BackEdwardsMacdonaldScullion
BernardiFawcettMadiganSinodinos
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonWilliams
BoyceFifieldMcKenzieXenophon
BushbyFisherNash
CashHeffernanParry

NOES, 35


Senators—
ArbibDi NataleLundySiewert
BishopFarrellMarshallSingh
Brown, BobFaulknerMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
Brown, CarolFurnerMcLucasSterle
CameronGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
CarrHanson-YoungMooreUrquhart
CollinsHoggPolleyWaters
ConroyLudlamPrattWright
CrossinLudwigRhiannon

Question negatived.