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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—URANIUM SALES

Senator Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 495—That the Senate—

 (a) congratulates the Government for maintaining Australia's longstanding policy of predicating bilateral nuclear cooperation agreements on the condition of membership to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; and

 (b) calls on the Government to identify the countries to which it will not permit the sale of uranium.

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

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,9


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamRhiannonWaters
Di NataleMilneSiewert (Teller)Wright
Hanson-Young

NOES, 40



Senators—
BernardiCormannHeffernanNash
BilykEdwardsJohnstonParry
BirminghamFarrellKroger (Teller)Polley
BoswellFaulknerLudwigPratt
BoyceFawcettMadiganSingh
Brown, CarolFeeneyMarshallStephens
CameronFifieldMcEwenSterle
CashFisherMcKenzieThistlethwaite
ColbeckFurnerMcLucasUrquhart
CollinsGallacherMooreWilliams

Question negatived.