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ENVIRONMENT—CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME

Senator Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 548—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) National Recycling Week runs from 7 November to 13 November 2011,

  (ii) Australians use more than 12 billion drink containers every year - 1.4 million per hour - fewer than half of which are recycled,

  (iii) a July 2010 study commissioned by the Government found that a container deposit scheme (CDS) with a 10 cent deposit on beverage containers would increase recycling to more than 80 per cent and reduce overall litter volume by 19 per cent,

  (iv) South Australia has operated a successful CDS since 1977,

  (v) the Northern Territory has adopted a CDS to commence in 2012, and

  (vi) the Australian Labor Party in Western Australia has adopted the Australian Greens' model CDS bill for that state; and

 (b) calls on the Government to immediately adopt a national CDS.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,9


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

NOES, 40



Senators—
AbetzColbeckFurnerMcLucas
AdamsCormannGallacherMoore
BernardiCrossinJoyceNash
BilykEdwardsKroger (Teller)Parry
BishopEgglestonLudwigPratt
BoswellFarrellLundyScullion
BoyceFawcettMadiganSingh
BushbyFeeneyMarshallSterle
CameronFierravanti-WellsMcEwenThistlethwaite
CashFisherMcKenzieUrquhart

Question negatived.