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Monday, 2 December 2013
Page: 582

Senator FIFIELD (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate and Assistant Minister for Social Services) (20:47): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I seek leave to have the second reading speech incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The speech read as follows—

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 is one of two bills to repeal the equivalent carbon tax on synthetic greenhouse gases. These bills are part of the broader legislative package to abolish the carbon tax.

This bill amends the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995 so that manufacturers of synthetic greenhouse gases will not incur a liability to pay the equivalent carbon tax for synthetic greenhouse gas manufactured after 1 July 2014.

This will reduce costs for businesses using these greenhouse gases, including for refrigeration and air-conditioning.

Debate adjourned.

Ordered that the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for a later hour.