The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion into the Senate to congratulate the United Nations Climate Summit and to recognise the 700 000 people who took part in the People's climate Marches across the world.
Senator MILNE (Tasmania—Leader of the Australian Greens) (12:55): I oppose the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill, which has been put forward by the Abbott government. It is the biggest systemic assault on the environment since the time that the Commonwealth took any responsibility for environmental decisions at the time of the Franklin dam. Why do I say that?
Renewable Energy Senator MILNE (Tasmania—Leader of the Australian Greens) (15:30): I move: That the Senate take note of the answer given by the Minister for Employment (Senator Abetz) to a question without notice asked by Senator Milne today relating to the Renewable Energy Target.