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ADMINISTRATION—PROTECTION OF NATIONALLY IMPORTANT THREATENED SPECIES AND WILDERNESS PLACES—RESPONSIBILITY

Senator Waters, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1287—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that Australia's national environment laws only regulate this country's most environmentally destructive projects which threaten our most precious species and wild places; and

 (b) calls on the Government to amend our national environment laws before this Parliament rises to ensure these responsibilities cannot be handed to state or territory governments.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,9


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

NOES, 30



Senators—
BackFifieldLundyPratt
BilykFurnerMadiganRuston
CameronGallacherMarshallSmith
CashHoggMcEwenThistlethwaite
ColbeckHumphriesMcKenzieThorp
CollinsKroger (Teller)MooreUrquhart
CrossinLinesParry
FarrellLudwigPolley

Question negatived.