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Monday, 21 November 2011
Page: 9016


Senator BOB BROWN ( Tasmania Leader of the Australian Greens ) ( 15:35 ): I move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the report of the Book Industry Strategy Group recommending that the goods and services tax be scrapped from domestic book sales or applied to online purchase of books from overseas; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to determine in 2011, which is the better option for the $2.3 billion Australian book industry.

Question put.

The Senate divided. [15:40]

(The Deputy President—Senator Parry)

Question negatived.