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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AMENDMENT (INDEPENDENT EXPERT SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON COAL SEAM GAS AND LARGE COAL MINING DEVELOPMENT) BILL 2012

Order of the day read for the further consideration of message no. 505 from the House of Representatives in committee of the whole (see entry no. 26, 18 September 2012).

In the committee

Consideration resumed of the message—and of the motion moved by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy)—That the committee does not insist on its amendments to which the House of Representatives has disagreed and agrees to the amendments made by the House in place of those amendments.

Question put.


The committee divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Back

Bilyk

Birmingham

Bishop

Brown (Teller)

Cameron

Cash

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Farrell

Fawcett

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hogg

Johnston

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Pratt

Ruston

Smith

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

NOES, 10

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Madigan

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Xenophon

Question agreed to.

Resolution to be reported.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Fawcett) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported that the committee had considered message no. 505 from the House of Representatives relating to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 and had resolved not to insist on amendments nos 2 and 4 to 13 made by the Senate to which the House had disagreed and had agreed to the amendments made in place of those amendments.

On the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) the report from the committee was adopted.