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TRANSPORT—WESTERN AUSTRALIA—ROE HIGHWAY

Senator Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1311—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) Stage 8 of the Roe Highway:

   (A) threatens the Beeliar wetlands and its regionally significant vegetation, banksia woodlands and the habitat of fauna, migratory birds and the endangered Carnaby cockatoo, and

   (B) would dissect North Lake and Bibra Lake, recognised as valuable biodiversity sites by all three levels of government, and one of the most significant Aboriginal historical sites within the Perth metropolitan area south of the Swan River, and

  (ii) the Western Australian Environment Protection Authority received 449 submissions, 29 from organisations and government agencies and 420 from the public opposing Stage 8 of the Roe Highway extension; and

 (b) calls on all political parties to:

  (i) recognise widespread community opposition to this project, and

  (ii) affirm that Commonwealth funding for this project will not be forthcoming.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,36


Senators—
BilykFeeneyMarshallSingh
BishopFurnerMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
CameronGallacherMcLucasSterle
Carr, KimHanson-YoungMilneThistlethwaite
CollinsHoggMooreThorp
CrossinLinesPolleyUrquhart
Di NataleLudlamPrattWaters
FarrellLudwigRhiannonWhish-Wilson
FaulknerLundySiewertWright

NOES, 31


Senators—
AbetzColbeckHumphriesPayne
BackCormannJohnstonRonaldson
BernardiEdwardsKroger (Teller)Ruston
BirminghamEgglestonMacdonaldRyan
BoswellFawcettMadiganScullion
BoyceFierravanti-WellsMasonSinodinos
BushbyFifieldMcKenzieSmith
CashHeffernanParry

Question agreed to.