When – Tuesday, 8 November 11:00am – 12:00pm (Australian Eastern Standard time) – check here for when this is in your timezone

Where – The Senate, Australian Parliament House, Canberra – watch the live webcast

The Clean Energy Future package is the first vital step towards tackling the climate crisis and building a cleaner, healthier, more secure Australia. Watch the live webcast of the Australian Senate to see these historic bills become law next Tuesday!

Background – During 2011 the Australian Greens have Co-Chaired of the Australian Government’s Multi-party Climate Change Committee which negotiated the new carbon price and clean energy legislation.

The establishment of this climate legislation process was part of the agreement struck between the Greens and the minority Labour Government after the 2010 election.

This new legislative package that is being passed in the Australian Senate in early November (next week) is one of the most positive developments in climate policy internationally for several years. Here is a link to the Bill Digest of the Clean Energy Bill 2011 – this paper explains the main Bill and the 18 bills that make up the complete climate policy package.

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