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Christine Milne: Clean Energy Repeal Bill [Amendment]

Christine Milne 17 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, sought to amend the bill that tears down Australia's action on climate change, Clean Energy Repeal Bill. The amendment reads as follows: 

(a) rejects this bill and the related bills;

(b) recognises that:

(i) the world is on track for 4 degrees of warming, and

(ii) warming of less than 1 degree is already intensifying extreme weather events in Australia and around the world with enormous costs to life and property; and

(c) calls on the Government to:

(i) protect the Australian people and environment from climate change  by approving no new coal mines or extensions of existing mines, or  new coal export terminals, and

(ii) adopt a trajectory of 40 to 60 per cent below 2000 levels by 2030 and net carbon zero by 2050 emissions reduction target in global negotiations for a 2015 treaty

Both the Labor and Liberal parties voted against this amendment.

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