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Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Page: 295


Senator WATERS (Queensland) (15:49): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator WATERS: If Senator O'Sullivan is going to waste the Senate's time by putting mere factual statements to the chamber—

The PRESIDENT: Pause the clock. Order! Senator Waters is entitled to be heard in silence. Order on my left.

Senator WATERS: Then in the future we will vote against them on the basis that the Senate has better things to do. This is a caricature motion, which does not mention the suffering imposed on local landholders and communities by coal seam gas or the devastating impacts on our farmland or groundwater or the climate from this rogue industry. The CSG industry is to be condemned, not applauded, and Senator O'Sullivan does his regional and rural constituents no favours by pretending otherwise.

Question agreed to.