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ENVIRONMENT—TASMANIA—FORESTS

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. 127—That the Senate supports the agreement reached by logging industry representatives and non-government organisations on the future for Tasmania's forests.

Statements by leave: Senators Colbeck and Bob Brown, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 33

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Carr

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Farrell

Feeney

Forshaw

Furner

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Sherry

Siewert

Stephens

Sterle

Wong

Wortley

Xenophon

NOES, 33

Senators—

Adams

Back

Barnett

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Coonan

Cormann

Ferguson

Fielding

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

Mason

McGauran

Nash

Parry (Teller)

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Troeth

Trood

Williams

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