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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA—DALAI LAMA

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 695—That the Senate welcomes the news that the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, will meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Statements by leave: The Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding), the Special Minister of State (Senator Ludwig) and Senator Bob Brown, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,6


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamSiewert (Teller)Xenophon
Hanson-YoungMilne

NOES, 35


Senators—
AdamsCrossinHutchinsO'Brien
BackFarrellKrogerParry (Teller)
BernardiFeeneyLudwigPolley
BilykFergusonLundyPratt
BishopFieldingMarshallRyan
BoyceForshawMcEwenSterle
CameronFurnerMcLucasWilliams
CashHoggMooreWortley
CollinsHurleyNash

Question negatived.