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DEFENCE—AFGHANISTAN—WITHDRAWAL OF AUSTRALIAN 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. 691—That the Senate calls on the Government to begin the safe withdrawal of Australia's troops from Afghanistan while increasing our civilian aid program.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,10


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

NOES, 35



Senators—
BackFaulknerLudwigParry
BoyceFawcettLundyPolley
Brown, CarolFeeneyMadiganPratt
CameronFifieldMarshallRonaldson
CashFisherMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
ColbeckFurnerMcKenzieThistlethwaite
CollinsGallacherMcLucasUrquhart
CormannHumphriesMooreWilliams
EdwardsKrogerNash

Question negatived.