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ECONOMICS—CARBON TAX

Senator Cormann, pursuant to notice, moved general business notice of motion no. 800—That the Senate condemns the Labor Government for imposing the world's biggest carbon tax on the Australian economy at the worst possible time, when the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) promised before the 2010 election that there would be no carbon tax under a government she leads and when it will:

 (a) push up the cost of living;

 (b) push up the cost of doing business;

 (c) make Australia less competitive internationally;

 (d) cost jobs;

 (e) result in lower real wages and cause a cumulative reduction in Australia's gross domestic product in the order of $1 trillion between now and 2050, according to the Government's own Treasury modelling; and

 (f) shift economic activity and emissions overseas, therefore doing nothing to help reduce global emissions.

Debate ensued.

Closure: Senator Brandis moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 26

Senators—

Abetz

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Johnston

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Smith

Williams

NOES, 32

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Cameron

Collins

Di Natale

Evans

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Question negatived.


After 6 pm: Debate was interrupted.

General business concluded.