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ENVIRONMENT—GREAT BARRIER REEF WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Senator Waters, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 734—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) a recent Galaxy poll found 88 per cent of Queenslanders oppose offshore dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, and

  (ii) the Government has approved offshore dumping of over 22 million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area in the past 5 years; and

 (b) calls on the Government to stop approving offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,9


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamRhiannonWaters
Di NataleMilneSiewert (Teller)Wright
Hanson-Young

NOES, 29


Senators—
BackGallacherMooreSinodinos
CameronJohnstonNashStephens
Carr, KimJoyceParrySterle
ColbeckKrogerPayneThistlethwaite
CrossinLundyPolleyXenophon
EdwardsMadiganRonaldson
FeeneyMarshallSherry
FifieldMcEwen (Teller)Singh

Question negatived.