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4     Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield)—That these bills be now read a second time— and on the amendment moved by Senator Singh in respect of the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] :

At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate notes:

                 (a)   the scientific and expert consensus regarding climate change;

                 (b)   that, in its first year, the clean energy future package:

                    (i)   drove a 7 per cent reduction in carbon pollution from electricity generation in the national electricity market,

                   (ii)   saw renewable energy increase its share of the national electricity market by 25 per cent,

                  (iii)   delivered the household assistance package to compensate families and individuals for any impact of carbon pricing, and

                 (iv)   supported continued economic growth, with over 160 000 jobs created in 2012-13 across the economy, including clean energy jobs;

                 (c)   that since the 2013 election Australia’s international reputation on climate change action has been damaged by becoming the first nation to move backwards on climate change, while the rest of the world, including China and the United States of America, is moving forward; and

                 (d)   the need for the Government to pass an emissions trading scheme to place a cap on carbon pollution and drive a clean energy future for Australia”.

Debate resumed.

At 2 pm : Debate was interrupted while Senator Cameron was speaking.