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20    Environment—Climate Change

Senator McAllister, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 942—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   in December 2015, leaders from across the globe will meet in Paris to determine the way forward to address climate change, and

                 (ii)   People’s Climate Marches are:

                  ( a )   being organised in hundreds of cities around the world on the last weekend of November 2015 to send a message to world leaders that strong action on climate change is necessary and possible, and

                  ( b )   scheduled to take place that weekend in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Hobart and Cairns;

    (b)   applauds the organisers and participants of the marches both overseas and in Australia for their commitment and efforts; and

     (c)   endorses the message that Australia can, and should, do more to address climate change.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Cabinet Secretary (Senator Ryan), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.