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TAXATION

Senator Fifield, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 216—That the Senate notes the Gillard Government's reliance on new ad hoc taxes such as the flood tax, student tax, mining tax and carbon tax instead of undertaking genuine tax reform in the national interest.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,32


Senators—
AbetzColbeckHumphriesNash
AdamsCoonanJohnstonParry (Teller)
BackCormannJoyceRonaldson
BernardiEgglestonKrogerRyan
BirminghamFergusonMacdonaldScullion
BoyceFifieldMasonTroeth
BushbyFisherMcGauranTrood
CashHeffernanMinchinWilliams

NOES, 34


Senators—
ArbibFaulknerLudlamPratt
BilykFeeneyLundySherry
Brown, BobFieldingMarshallSiewert
Brown, CarolForshawMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
CameronFurnerMcLucasSterle
CollinsHanson-YoungMilneWortley
ConroyHoggMooreXenophon
CrossinHurleyO'Brien
FarrellHutchinsPolley

Question negatived.