Moreland Council adopts coal filter as part of social sustainability criteria in procurement policy

June 11, 2020 at 12:41 am Leave a comment

Moreland Council adopts filter for new coal as part of Procurement Policy

Success tonight on StopAdani. Moreland Council, in its annual review of Council Procurement Policy, passed an amendment to the Council Officer resolution as a part of the social sustainability criteria.

The amendment put forward by Cr Sue Bolton adds:
“Excluding from future contracts, tenders or business dealings any companies involved in developing new coal mines.”

It was acceptable to both the mover and seconder, but the amendment was still voted on.
For: Cr Carli-Hannan, Cr Abboud, Cr Bolton, Cr Dorney, Cr Yildiz, Cr Riley, Cr Martin.
Against: Cr Tapinos, Cr Davidson, Cr Irfanli, Cr Kavanagh.
Carried.

The amendment was then incorporated in the substantive motion:
That Council adopts the Procurement Policy 2020-21, at Attachment 1 to this report.
Carried Unanimously

Stop Adani Moreland and Climate Action Moreland collected over 1000 signatures for this to happen this year.

Moreland Council responded.

In October 2019 a motion to amend Council’s procurement policy was defeated. Climate Action Moreland and Stop Adani Moreland organised an in print and online petition campaign in the early months of 2020 collected over 1,000 signatures for Council to reconsider the issue.

Reference:

EMF20/20 PROCUREMENT POLICY ANNUAL REVIEW 2020-21 (D20/213392)
Moreland City Council Facebook Video of Council Meeting 10 June 2020

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