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Well it looks like Labor and The Greens don’t care for the environment after-all.

Last week they voted down the below Second reading amendment of the Treasury Laws Electric Car Discount Bill.

Greens and Labor don’t support cleaning up their Electric Vehicle mess.

EV may as well stand for environmental vandalism.

22/11/2022 12:43 PM
Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022
(Second reading amendment to be moved by Senator Rennick)

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.

The Senate divided. [19:03]
(The President—Senator Lines)

Question negatived. 
Division: NOES 27 (3 majority) AYES 24 PAIRS 0
Original question agreed to.
Bill read a second time.

View who voted against this amendment here.

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