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24   Environment—Climate Change Policy

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 684—That the Senate—

    (a)   congratulates the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama for the Executive Order requiring the reduction of greenhouse gas pollution by 40 per cent below 2008 levels in 2025 from activities directly undertaken by the Federal Government;

    (b)   notes that measures such as energy productivity retrofits, directly contracting renewable energy projects, lifting vehicle fuel efficiency standards and increasing ethanol use in defence vehicles not only reduces operating costs and saves taxpayers money, but it boosts domestic economic activity while driving down pollution; and

     (c)   urges the Federal Government to assess the potential impact that it can directly make through its own activities and procurement policies as it searches for policies that will deliver Australia’s post-2020 targets.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.