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FOR – Climate Change Bill 2022, Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022 - Consideration in Detail - Transparency

The majority voted in favour of an amendment introduced by North Sydney MP Kylea Tink (Independent), which means it will now be included as part of the bill.

What does the amendment do?

Ms Tink explained that:

The amendment I am moving today relates to part 4 of the bill, which outlines the advisory functions of the Climate Change Authority. The Climate Change Authority is charged with giving the minister advice that relates to the minister's preparation of an annual climate change statement. By amending clause 14, page 9, of the Climate Change Bill 2022 I am seeking to strengthen the parliamentary transparency over this advice. The amendment would have the effect of causing the written advice the Climate Change Authority prepares to the minister to be tabled within 15 sitting days, rather than simply being put on a website somewhere at an unspecified time, or, worse still, potentially being lost in a minister's tray.

Amendment text

(1) Clause 14, page 9 (lines 4 and 5), omit "must publish a copy of that advice on its website.", substitute:

must:

(a) publish a copy of that advice on its website; and

(b) cause a copy of that advice to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after giving the advice to the Minister.

Summary

Date and time: 11:59 AM on 2022-08-04
Allegra Spender's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 89
Total number of "no" votes: 56
Total number of abstentions: 6
Related bill: Climate Change Bill 2022

Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au

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