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ECONOMICS—PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION—CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

Senator Xenophon, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 480—

 (1) That the Senate calls on the Government to make a reference to the Productivity Commission requiring modelling of alternative emissions trading schemes including:

  (a) a conventional baseline-and-credit scheme;

  (b) an intensity model;

  (c) a carbon tax;

  (d) a consumption-based carbon tax; and

  (e) the McKibbin model;

  with a view to determining which scheme design (including the Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and schemes with higher targets) provides the best environmental and economic outcomes.

  (2) That the Productivity Commission's report on modelling under paragraph (1) be laid on the table by 6 August 2009 to inform the debate on the CPRS bills.

  (3) That there be laid on the table by 6 August 2009 all documents held by the Productivity Commission relating to the design and economic impacts of the Government's CPRS.

Statements by leave: The Special Minister of State (Senator Ludwig) and the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.


Question put and passed.

Statement by leave: Senator O'Brien, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.