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ENVIRONMENT—WESTERN AUSTRALIA—JAMES PRICE POINT

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 870—That the Senate calls on the Government to:

 (a) examine the new evidence presented by Dr Salisbury, that there are archaeologically and culturally significant but insufficiently documented dinosaur footprint trails right along the Dampier Peninsula coastline, including at the site of the proposed James Price Point gas hub precinct;

 (b) commission further science that will identify the extent of the dinosaur footprint fossils in the proposed James Price Point gas hub precinct and the impact that construction of a gas hub would have on these fossils; and

 (c) undertake a full environmental, social and heritage impact assessment of the James Price Point gas hub precinct proposal.

Statements by leave: The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) and Senator Siewert, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 9

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

NOES, 33

Senators—

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Colbeck

Collins

Crossin

Edwards

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Kroger (Teller)

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Parry

Polley

Singh

Smith

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Williams

Question negatived.