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RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Consideration resumed, by leave, of business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 (see entry no. 4).

Statement by leave: Senator Ludlam, by leave, made a statement relating to the vote on the amendment moved to the motion.

Statements by leave: The Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce), the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz), the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) and Senator Fifield, by leave, made statements relating to the matter.

Leave was granted for the question on the amendment to be put again.

Statement by leave: Senator Xenophon, by leave, made a statement relating to the amendment.

Question—That the amendment moved by Senator Joyce be agreed to—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES, 32

Senators—

Back

Barnett

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Coonan

Fielding

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

Mason

McGauran

Nash

Parry (Teller)

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Troeth

Trood

Williams

NOES, 32

Senators—

Arbib

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Carr

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Forshaw

Furner

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Hurley

Hutchins

Ludlam

Ludwig

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Pratt

Sherry

Siewert

Stephens

Sterle

Wortley

Xenophon

The ayes and noes were equal and so the question was negatived.

Main question put and passed.