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Thursday, 12 November 2015
Page: 8438


Senator WATERS (QueenslandCo-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (12:36): I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 935 in the terms circulated in the chamber, at the request of the opposition.

Leave granted.

Senator WATERS: I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes:

(i) the importance of transitioning to lower polluting forms of energy generation,

(ii) that the United States of America (US) and Japan have agreed to limit Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) subsidies to the most efficient types of coal power plants,

(iii) the fact that subsidies from the OECD export credit agencies to coal-fired power stations in developing nations constitute an obstacle to the transition to clean energy in those nations, and

(iv) reports that the Turnbull Government is set to block a proposal from the US and Japan to remove OECD export credit subsidies for the dirtiest coal-fired power stations in developing nations; and

(b) calls on the Turnbull Government to support the proposal from the US and Japan to exclude the dirtiest coal-fired power stations from receiving OECD export credit subsidies.