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FOR – Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 - Second Reading - Environmental wind turbine decommission

The majority voted against an amendment to the usual second reading motion, which is "that the bill be read a second time" - parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill. If it had been successful, the amendment would have added the words below.

Motion text

At the end of the motion, add ", but the Senate:

(a) is of the opinion that:

(i) building a circular economy is a key component of climate action,

(ii) decommissioning of infrastructure must be undertaken in a way that is environmentally sustainable, and

(iii) the technology to recycle and reuse the components of wind turbines exists now; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) develop robust regulations for the safe and sustainable decommissioning of offshore wind turbine infrastructure, and

(ii) ensure that future regulations prevent the decommissioning of wind turbine infrastructure to landfill".


Date and time: 11:35 AM on 2022-11-23
Senator Pocock's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 13
Total number of "no" votes: 32
Total number of abstentions: 31
Related bill: Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

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