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Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Page: 1498


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (16:15): The President has received a letter from Senator Siewert:

Pursuant to standing order 75, I propose that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

'The Abbott Government's sacrificing of the climate and our Great Barrier Reef with its approval of the world's largest coal port at Abbot Point and the Arrow LNG plant in the Reef.'

Is the proposal supported?

More than the number of senators required by the standing orders having risen in their places—