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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—UNITED STATES OF AMERICA—DEPLOYMENT OF TROOPS

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 583—That the Senate notes:

 (a) the Gillard Government's failure to consult with the Australian public or the Parliament on the recent decision to deploy troops, ships and aircraft from the United States of America in the Northern Territory; and

 (b) the security, environmental and social consequences of this decision.

Question put and negatived.