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Senator Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 56—That the Senate—

 (a) notes and acknowledges the long standing opposition of residents of Alice Springs and surrounding areas to the development of the Angela Pamela uranium mine, 20 kilometres from Alice Springs;

 (b) congratulates:

  (i) the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (Mr Henderson) for his clear statement of opposition to this mine, and

  (ii) Mr Terry Mills, the Leader of the Territory Country Liberal Party for his clear statement of opposition to this mine; and

 (c) calls on the Gillard Government immediately to indicate whether or not the position of the Northern Territory Government, Northern Territory Opposition and Territory Greens will be respected.

Statements by leave: Senator Ludlam and the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and negatived.