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ENVIRONMENT—PROPOSED SEISMIC SURVEY

Senator Wright, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1030—That the Senate—

 (a) notes Bight Petroleum's referral of a proposed action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Reference Number: 2012/6583);

 (b) recognises the high likelihood of the proposed seismic survey encountering and having an adverse impact on:

  (i) blue whales, if undertaken between November and April,

  (ii) southern right whales, if undertaken between May and October, and

  (iii) southern bluefin tuna, if undertaken between December and April; and

 (c) calls on the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) to use his powers under the Act to reject Bight Petroleum's referral as clearly unacceptable to proceed at any time of year.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,9


Senators—
Di NataleMilneSiewert (Teller)Whish-Wilson
Hanson-YoungRhiannonWatersWright
Ludlam

NOES, 39


Senators—
BernardiCashHumphriesPratt
BilykCollinsKroger (Teller)Ruston
BirminghamCrossinLudwigSingh
BishopEgglestonMadiganSmith
BoswellFarrellMarshallStephens
BoyceFaulknerMcEwenSterle
BrownFifieldMcKenzieThistlethwaite
CameronFurnerMcLucasThorp
Carr, BobGallacherMooreWilliams
Carr, KimHeffernanParry

Question negatived.