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DEFENCE—NUCLEAR SUBMARINES

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. 692—That the Senate rejects the proposal, backed by the former Minister for Defence, Mr Peter Reith, for Australia to purchase nuclear submarines serviced in the United States of America (US) or at a US base established in Australia.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,11


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamRhiannonWright
Di NataleMadiganSiewert (Teller)Xenophon
Hanson-YoungMilneWaters

NOES, 32


Senators—
BackEdwardsLudwigParry
BoyceFeeneyLundyPolley
Brown, CarolFifieldMarshallPratt
CameronFisherMcEwen (Teller)Ronaldson
CashFurnerMcKenzieStephens
ColbeckGallacherMcLucasThistlethwaite
CollinsHumphriesMooreUrquhart
CormannKrogerNashWilliams

Question negatived (but see entry no. 18, 15 March 2012).