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ENVIRONMENT—TASMANIAN LOGGING INDUSTRY—FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) amended general business notice of motion no. 354 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate calls on senators from the Liberal Party of Australia and The Nationals to account for the $240 million of public money given to the Tasmanian logging industry by the Howard Government in 2004 and to explain to the Parliament why this money did not halt the loss of markets, the closure of woodchip mills and the loss of hundreds of jobs in 2011.

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

Question put and passed.