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ENVIRONMENT—TASMANIA—TAMAR VALLEY PULP MILL PROJECT

Senator Whish-Wilson, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1142—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the comments by the Tasmanian Premier, Ms Lara Giddings, at the Press Club in the week beginning 17 February 2013 calling for the Tamar Valley pulp mill project to be revived,

  (ii) the comments by the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government in late 2012 in support of a pulp mill in the Tamar Valley in Tasmania, and

  (iii) the Federal Government funding promised to Tasmania under the intergovernmental agreement with the Tasmanian Government; and

 (b) calls on the Government to guarantee they will not buy the Tamar Valley pulp mill permits and that no more Government resources will go to supporting this pulp mill.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 9

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

NOES, 34

Senators—

Back

Bernardi

Bilyk

Boyce

Brandis

Cameron

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Crossin

Edwards

Evans

Farrell

Feeney

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Kroger

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Parry

Polley

Pratt

Ruston

Smith

Stephens

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Williams

Question negatived.