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AGAINST – Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022 - Second Reading - EV car batteries

The majority voted against a second reading amendment introduced by Queensland Senator Gerard Rennick (Liberal), which means it failed.

What are second reading amendments?

Second reading amendments like these don't make legal changes themselves, but instead represent the will of the Senate. They add words to the usual second reading motion, which is "that the bill be read a second time", which is parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill.

Motion text

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

(a) notes that with this policy the Government has failed to:

(i) consider the need to dispose of EV car batteries in an environmentally safe manner,

(ii) address the hazardous by-products of redundant EV car batteries and ensure that toxic substances do not leach into the environment,

(iii) consider the costs of recycling EV car batteries,

(iv) introduce regulatory standards or criteria for recycled EV car batteries to be re-sold to the public,

(b) calls on the Government to outline a plan for EV battery recycling and consider other proposals to cover the costs of recycling and disposal of EV car batteries


Date and time: 7:03 PM on 2022-11-24
Senator Pocock's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 24
Total number of "no" votes: 27
Total number of abstentions: 25
Related bill: Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022

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