Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Moving up the Order Paper

After hanging around at the bottom of the Order Paper for over a year, the Climate Change Response Amendment Bill has been bumped up to fifth place. They probably won't get through it this week (not with three committee stages to do), but possibly in the next sitting week in early November.

The bill itself doesn't do much - it allows the transfer into private hands of Kyoto emissions units required for the Projects Mechanism and Permanent Forest Sink Initiative. But it suggests that the government has finally made up its mind and is ready to move forward, rather than just stalling as it has for the past year.