The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion to the senate calling for the gradual introduction of mandatory fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles.
Senator MILNE (Tasmania-Leader of the Australian Greens) (16:04): I move:
That the Senate-
(a) acknowledges that Australian motorists can achieve significant hip-pocket savings at the petrol pump if mandatory fuel efficiency standards are gradually introduced for new vehicles;
(b) notes that new Australian cars consume more petrol than new vehicles sold in China, India, Europe and Japan;
(c) recognises that light passenger and commercial vehicles account for 10 per cent of Australia's total carbon pollution, but this can be easily reduced; and
(d) supports the introduction of mandatory fuel efficiency standards.
Question agreed to.