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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—PALESTINE

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. 604—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the recent admission of Palestine as the 195th member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO]; and

 (b) calls on the Government to help facilitate, as best it can, the nomination from Palestine for a number of cultural sites, including the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, to be classified as World Heritage sites.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,10


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamSiewert (Teller)Wright
Di NataleMilneWatersXenophon
Hanson-YoungRhiannon

NOES, 34



Senators—
ArbibCrossinLundyParry
BernardiEdwardsMacdonaldPolley
BilykFarrellMadiganPratt
BirminghamFaulknerMarshallSingh
BoswellFeeneyMasonSinodinos
Brown, CarolFifieldMcEwenSterle
ColbeckFurnerMcKenzieThistlethwaite
CollinsGallacherMcLucas
CormannKroger (Teller)Moore

Question negatived.