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INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS—ABORIGINAL LAND—JAMES PRICE POINT

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 55—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) with concern, the statement of intent to compulsorily acquire land at James Price Point in the Kimberley by the Premier of Western Australia (Mr Barnett) to site a natural gas processing facility, and

  (ii) that compulsory acquisition of Aboriginal land directly contravenes the principle of prior informed consent as embodied in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to which Australia has recently made a formal statement of support; and

 (b) calls on the Premier to abandon his plans to compulsorily acquire Aboriginal land at James Price Point.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,6


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

NOES, 54


Senators—
AdamsCollinsHurleyPayne
BackConroyHutchinsPolley
BarnettCoonanJoycePratt
BernardiCormannKrogerRyan
BilykCrossinLudwigScullion
BishopFarrellLundySherry
BoswellFeeneyMarshallStephens
BoyceFieldingMasonSterle
BrandisFifieldMcEwenTroeth
Brown, CarolFisherMcGauranWilliams
BushbyForshawMinchinWong
CameronFurnerMooreWortley
CarrHoggNash
CashHumphriesParry (Teller)

Question negatived.


Statement by leave: The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.