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The Deputy President (Senator Ferguson) informed the Senate that the President had received a letter from Senator Milne advising that today she intended to move—That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

 The need for the Government's negotiating position at Cancun to be informed by an understanding of both the latest climate science and what constitutes an equitable contribution by Australia to the global challenge of decarbonisation.

The proposal was supported by four senators.

Senator Milne moved the motion.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.