Jeanette Fitzsimons, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
To omit subclauses (3) and (5).
To add new subclause (8):
The purpose of this Supplementary Order Paper is to amend the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill to give affect to recommendations of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
The amendments to subclauses (2) and (3) repeal the proposed requirement to report and consider the tonnes of carbon emissions involved when granting carbon liability exemptions for deforesting wilding tree forests. The amendment to subclause (8) is recommended so that pre-1990 tree weeds, which were planted for purposes such as erosion control but are not a problem, can be cleared without incurring a carbon liability.