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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—INDIA—SALE OF URANIUM

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 579—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the Howard Government's 2007 decision to sell uranium to India subject to appropriate bilateral and international safeguards;

 (b) calls on the Australian Labor Party National Conference to approve the sale of Australian uranium to India;

 (c) looks forward to the improved trade and security relations with India which will flow from this initiative;

 (d) recognises the positive contribution nuclear energy makes to reducing greenhouse emissions; and

 (e) rejects the view that alternative technologies can provide a comparable low-emissions baseload energy source for India.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,30


Senators—
AbetzBushbyFisherMason
AdamsColbeckHeffernanMcKenzie
BackCormannHumphriesParry
BernardiEdwardsJohnstonRonaldson
BirminghamEgglestonJoyceRyan
BoswellFawcettKroger (Teller)Williams
BoyceFierravanti-WellsMacdonald
BrandisFifieldMadigan

NOES, 36


Senators—
ArbibFarrellMarshallSiewert
BishopFaulknerMcEwen (Teller)Singh
Brown, BobFurnerMcLucasStephens
Brown, CarolGallacherMilneSterle
CameronHanson-YoungMooreThistlethwaite
CollinsHoggPolleyUrquhart
ConroyLudlamPrattWaters
CrossinLudwigRhiannonWright
Di NataleLundySherryXenophon

Question negatived.