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ENVIRONMENT—GREEN COOLING COUNCIL GREENHOUSE GAS ABATEMENT PROGRAM

Senator Milne, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 329—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that the Green Cooling Council Ltd's highly significant and internationally recognised work to facilitate a reduction in the use of high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) greenhouse gases in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry through the replacement of HFCs with natural refrigerants has been funded under a Greenhouse Gas Abatement Program grant of up to $2 million over 4 years;

 (b) recognises that this is making a valuable contribution to reducing Australia's greenhouse emissions and preparing Australian industry for the introduction of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, and without immediate measures the Green Cooling Council faces imminent termination;

 (c) expresses concern that delays by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts in making due payments in respect to the Green Cooling Council Greenhouse Gas Abatement Program grant has today caused the company to go into administration, and urges the Government to take urgent action to avoid termination of the project; and

 (d) calls on the Government to ensure the ongoing success of the project.

Question put and passed.