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ENVIRONMENT—NATIONAL PARKS

Senator Waters, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1286—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) Australians are outraged that our national parks are under threat from logging, grazing, shooting and tourism developments, and

  (ii) it is too late to secure by regulation national protection for national parks in this parliamentary term; and

 (b) calls on the Government to act on its promise to protect our national parks by amending the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 before this Parliament rises.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,9


Senators—
Di NataleMilneSiewert (Teller)Whish-Wilson
Hanson-YoungRhiannonWatersWright
Ludlam

NOES, 30


Senators—
BackFifieldLundyPratt
BilykFurnerMadiganRuston
CameronGallacherMarshallSmith
CashHoggMcEwenThistlethwaite
ColbeckHumphriesMcKenzieThorp
CollinsKroger (Teller)MooreUrquhart
CrossinLinesParry
FarrellLudwigPolley

Question negatived.