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ENVIRONMENT—AUSTRALIAN DETERGENT INDUSTRY—PHOSPHATES

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. 276—That the Senate—

 (a) congratulates the not-for-profit organisation Do Something! for its successful `National Phosphate Ban' campaign which has resulted in all major players in the Australian detergent industry now implementing or agreeing to phase out phosphates in laundry detergents by 2014; and

 (b) calls on the Government to legislate to ban phosphate based laundry detergents.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,6


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamSiewert (Teller)Xenophon
Hanson-YoungMilne

NOES, 32



Senators—
BilykFarrellKrogerO'Brien
BishopFaulknerLudwigParry
BoswellFeeneyLundyPratt
Brown, CarolFieldingMarshallSherry
BushbyFifieldMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
ColbeckForshawMcLucasTroeth
CoonanFurnerMooreTrood
CrossinHutchinsNashWortley

Question negatived.