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ADMINISTRATION—SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSIONS—BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES

Senator Hanson-Young, also on behalf of the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 911—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the importance of clarifying and codifying best practice guidelines for Australian agencies conducting search and rescue missions at sea; and

 (b) calls on the Government to immediately implement Recommendation 13A from the report of the 2002 Select Committee on a Certain Maritime Incident, that `operational orders and mission tasking statements for all Australian Defence Force operations, including those involving whole of government approaches, explicitly incorporate relevant international and domestic obligations'.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,11


Senators—
Di NataleMadiganSiewert (Teller)Wright
Hanson-YoungMilneWatersXenophon
LudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson

NOES, 33



Senators—
BackCrossinKrogerSmith
BernardiEdwardsMarshallStephens
BilykFarrellMcKenzieThistlethwaite
BishopFawcettMcLucasThorp
Brown (Teller)FeeneyMooreUrquhart
BushbyFierravanti-WellsPrattWilliams
ColbeckFifieldRonaldson
CollinsFurnerRuston
CormannGallacherSinodinos

Question negatived.