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Thursday, 26 November 2015
Page: 9089

Senator RYAN (VictoriaAssistant Cabinet Secretary) (11:56): I seek leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

Senator RYAN: The government does not support adding additional red tape to businesses in an area where Australia is already providing very significant information. Businesses should be focused on creating new investment and jobs. Australia's National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System is world renowned as best practice in terms of reporting on greenhouse gas emissions. Information is publicly available on Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Australia's emissions projections on the Department of the Environment and Clean Energy Regulator websites. Many Australian companies voluntarily provide information through the Carbon Disclosure Project and participate in the National Carbon Offset Standard. The government will shortly release a National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy to outline how Australia is managing its climate risks for the benefit of the community, economy and environment, now and into the future.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: The question is that business of the Senate notice of motion No. 4 be agreed to.