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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—BAGHDAD—ABU GHRAIB PRISON

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. 322—That the Senate calls on the Government to hold an independent inquiry into any Australian involvement in the conduct of the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad from 2003, including knowledge of such involvement by the then Prime Minister or other ministers.

Statements by leave: The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) and Senator Bob Brown, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 10

Senators—

Brown, Bob

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Wright

Xenophon

NOES, 33

Senators—

Back

Bilyk

Birmingham

Boyce

Brown, Carol

Bushby

Cameron

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Crossin

Edwards

Fawcett

Feeney

Fifield

Gallacher

Joyce

Kroger (Teller)

Ludwig

Madigan

Marshall

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Nash

Parry

Scullion

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Williams

Question negatived.