Greens to move whole of Government censure motion
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown will today move in the Senate to censure the Government for its gross and systematic failure in the delivery of climate change programs.
The motion will also call for the establishment of a unified Ministry and Department of Climate Change and Energy.
The motion will be moved at approximately 3pm, following Question Time.
No censure motion has been moved or passed in the Senate in this term of office, and no censure motion has been passed in either House of Parliament since 2005.
"The censuring of the Government is not a step the Greens take lightly," said Senator Bob Brown.
"But the breadth and seriousness of the Government's mishandling of climate change programs warrants this action."
Full text of censure motion by Senator Bob Brown:
I seek leave to move a motion of censure of the Government for its gross and systematic failure in the delivery of its climate change programs including home insulation, green loans, solar rebate, renewable remote power generation program and the renewable energy target.
The Senate calls on the government to put in place a unified Ministry and Department of Climate Change and Energy.