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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—UNITED STATES OF AMERICA—TAXATION

Senator Milne, at the request of the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 435—That the Senate supports moves by the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to close tax loopholes for those earning a million dollars a year, ensuring that millionaires pay a minimum rate of tax that at least matches that of middle-class families.

Question put and passed.

Statement by leave: Senator Cormann, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.