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19    Transport—Qantas Group

Senator Back, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 852—That the Senate—

    (a)   recognises the excellent performance and financial turnaround of the Qantas group;

    (b)   notes that:

                  (i)   all sectors in the group returned a profit,

                 (ii)   Qantas posted an annual profit before tax for 2014-15 of $975 million,

                (iii)   Qantas is placing orders for eight new 787-9 long range aircraft,

                (iv)   shareholders will receive a return of $505 million,

                 (v)   Qantas negotiated new industrial agreements with pilots, and

                (vi)   the Australian Government’s abolition of the carbon tax saved Qantas $116 million; and

     (c)   calls on all members and senators in the Australian Parliament to celebrate the achievements of our national carrier and support it into the future.

Statements by leave : Senators Moore, Rice and Back, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 31

Senators—

Back

Fawcett

McGrath

Ryan

Bernardi

Fifield

McKenzie

Scullion

Birmingham

Heffernan

Muir

Seselja

Bushby (Teller)

Johnston

Nash

Sinodinos

Canavan

Leyonhjelm

O’Sullivan

Smith

Cash

Lindgren

Reynolds

Wang

Colbeck

Macdonald

Ronaldson

Williams

Day

Madigan

Ruston

 

 

 

NOES, 30

Senators—

Bilyk

Gallagher

McAllister

Rice

Brown

Hanson-Young

McEwen

Siewert

Bullock

Ketter

McKim

Singh

Cameron

Lambie

McLucas

Sterle

Carr

Lazarus

Moore

Urquhart (Teller)

Conroy

Lines

O’Neill

Waters

Di Natale

Ludlam

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Gallacher

Ludwig

 

 

 

Question agreed to.