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Senator Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1312—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) Western Australia has the fifth largest reserve of shale gas in the world, and

  (ii) the Western Australian Government is providing significant subsidies and royalty reductions to incentivise the gas fracking while failing to establish environmental assessment processes to assess its impact on groundwater, environmental integrity and agricultural productivity; and

 (b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) explain why the Commonwealth Government deems coal seam gas dangerous to ground water and agricultural productivity but not shale gas fracking, and

  (ii) amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 to apply equivalent Commonwealth regulatory oversight to shale gas as coal seam gas.

Question put and negatived.