Save Search

Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment

DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—ENVIRONMENT—RENEWABLE ENERGY

The Deputy President (Senator Parry) informed the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, Senator Cormann and Senator Siewert each submitted a letter in accordance with standing order 75 proposing a matter of public importance for discussion. The question of which proposal would be submitted to the Senate was determined by lot.

As a result, the Deputy President (Senator Parry) informed the Senate that Senator Siewert had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

 The opportunity for Australian business and Government to lead the rapid growth and uptake of renewable energy, including utility-scale solar plants, a task made more urgent given recent World Bank predictions that we may be on a path to a 4oC warmer world by the end of the century.

The proposal was supported by four senators and the matter was discussed.