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Infrastructure Australia and oil prices

STANDING COMMITTEE ON RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT
(Senate-Tuesday, 21 October 2008)

Infrastructure Australia

Senator LUDLAM -Thank you, Chair. I would just like an answer as to whether carbon price assumptions and oil price assumptions will be built into the draft infrastructure model?

Mr Deegan -We are developing that process.

Senator LUDLAM -I am still not sure if that was a yes. You will have-

Mr Deegan -We are developing that. We need to consider that.

Senator LUDLAM -It will be considered?

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National Transport Strategy - climate change impacts, greenhouse emissions and peak oil

STANDING COMMITTEE ON RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT
(Senate-Tuesday, 21 October 2008)

National Transport Strategy

Senator «MILNE» -In relation to transport strategy, I am interested to know how you are taking into account climate change and peak oil in terms of sensitivity analysis and investment in the various sectors and whether that is bringing forward coastal shipping as a better freight option than road transport.

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Luxury Car Tax second reading speech

Senator MILNE (Tasmania) (11.30 am)-I rise today in this debate on the Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 to say that the Greens have long argued that Australian car manufacturing cannot be globally competitive if it continues to build large gas guzzling cars when consumers worldwide are choosing smaller fuel-efficient vehicles in the face of peak oil and climate change. I am not surprised by the contributions I have heard from the opposition because they are climate sceptics and they do not believe in peak oil either.

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No signal for change: Protecting polluters, hurting the community

The Rudd Government's Green Paper has failed the test of true leadership by neutralising the carbon price signal and still providing no responsible target, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, said today.

Senator Milne said, "Minister Wong's Green Paper protects polluters and provides no signal for investment for a zero-emissions future. Minister Wong used the term 'transformation' many times in her speech, but the scheme proposed here provides no drivers at all for transformation, instead protecting existing investments at all costs.

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