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EMPLOYMENT—2011-12 BUDGET—JOB CREATION

Senator Kroger, at the request of Senator Bernardi and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 868—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the Treasurer's promise in the 2011-12 Budget to create half a million new jobs over the next 2 years; and

 (b) calls on the Government to keep its promise to create half a million new jobs by 1 June 2013.

Leave refused: The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) sought leave to move an amendment to the motion.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,27


Senators—
AbetzEdwardsKroger (Teller)Ronaldson
BernardiFawcettMacdonaldRyan
BirminghamFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BoyceFifieldMcKenzieSinodinos
BushbyHumphriesNashSmith
ColbeckJohnstonParryWilliams
CormannJoycePayne

NOES, 33


Senators—
BishopFurnerMilneThistlethwaite
BrownGallacherMooreThorp
CameronHanson-YoungPolleyUrquhart
CollinsHoggPrattWaters
CrossinLudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson
Di NataleLundySiewertWright
FarrellMarshallSingh
FaulknerMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
FeeneyMcLucasSterle

Question negatived.