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CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E AUSTRALIAN CLIMATE CHANGE REGULATORY AUTHORITY BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME (CHARGES—CUSTOMS) E BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME (CHARGES—EXCISE) E BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME (CHARGES—GENERAL) E BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME (CPRS FUEL CREDITS) E BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME (CPRS FUEL CREDITS) (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E EXCISE TARIFF AMENDMENT (CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME) E BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT (CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME) E BILL 2009 [NO. 2]E CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME AMENDMENT (HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANCE) BILL 2009 [NO. 2]

The Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion (Senator Stephens) moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) moved the following amendment in respect of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2]:

 At the end of the motion, add "provided that the Government first commits to entering the climate treaty negotiations at the end of 2009 with an unconditional commitment to reduce emissions by at least 25 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 and a willingness to reduce emissions by 40 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 in the context of a global treaty".

Debate ensued.

At 12.45 pm: Debate was interrupted while Senator Kroger was speaking.