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SOCIAL ISSUES—VIOLENT PROTESTS

Senator Mason, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 941—That the Senate—

 (a) supports the rights of Australians to peacefully protest and condemns violent protests;

 (b) deplores the violence perpetrated by Islamic extremists during protests on 15 September 2012 in Sydney that led to the injuring of police officers; and

 (c) condemns Green Left Weekly for its publication of articles blaming police for the confrontation that was instigated by violent protestors.

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

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 29

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Joyce

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Smith

Williams

Xenophon

NOES, 35

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Kim

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Madigan

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Rhiannon

Siewert

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Question negatived.