This amendment excludes having native forest burning in the renewable energy target. It is an affront to common sense, ecology and carbon pollution calculations to ever think that burning native forests could be considered a clean energy source. It is far from carbon neutral. There is new science emerging that shows it is three times as carbon intensive an energy form as coal.
Scott speaks to the Senate during the Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill debate, which seeks to increase advertising on SBS and compromise the public broadcaster.