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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice were answered.

Taxation—Proposed carbon tax—Proposed censure: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz), by leave, moved—That the Senate censures the Government for its gross deception of the Australian people by introducing a carbon tax after specifically ruling out such a measure during the election.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 33

Senators—

Abetz

Adams

Back

Barnett

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Coonan

Cormann

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

Mason

Minchin

Nash

Parry (Teller)

Payne

Ronaldson

Scullion

Troeth

Trood

Williams


NOES, 35

Senators—

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Carr

Collins

Crossin

Evans

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Fielding

Forshaw

Furner

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Hurley

Hutchins

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

Milne

Moore

O'Brien

Polley

Pratt

Sherry

Siewert

Stephens

Sterle

Wong

Wortley

Xenophon

Question negatived.

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans) asked that further questions be placed on notice.

Leave refused: The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) sought leave to move a motion to extend the time allocated for questions without notice.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: Senator Bob Brown, pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent him moving a motion relating to the conduct of the business of the Senate, namely a motion to extend the time allocated for questions without notice.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,7


Senators—
Brown, BobHanson-YoungMilneXenophon
FieldingLudlamSiewert (Teller)

NOES, 45


Senators—
AdamsConroyHutchinsPolley
BackCrossinJohnstonPratt
BarnettEgglestonKrogerRonaldson
BernardiEvansLudwigStephens
BishopFarrellLundySterle
BoswellFeeneyMarshallTroeth
Brown, CarolFierravanti-WellsMasonWilliams
BushbyFifieldMcEwen (Teller)Wong
CameronForshawMinchinWortley
CarrFurnerMoore
ColbeckHoggO'Brien
CollinsHurleyParry

Question negatived.