Thursday, 21 June 2012
Questions without Notice: Additional Answers
On 18 June Senator Milne asked me a question in my capacity as Minister representing the Treasurer. I seek leave to incorporate in Hansardsome additional information which the Treasurer has provided.
The answer read as follows—
Australia has met its responsibilities under the G 20 commitment to rationalise or eliminate inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption.
We took a considered and thorough approach to developing our response and concluded we had no measures within scope of the G 20 commitment.
Six other G 20 countries also do not think they have any fossil fuel subsidies that fall in scope.
No further work is expected in relation to the commitment by Australia.