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18    Finance—Tasmania—Health and Education Funding

Senator Brown, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 908—That the Senate—

    (a)   condemns Tasmania’s Liberal members and senators for failing to stand up for Tasmania in the face of savage cuts and broken promises by the Federal Liberal Government;

    (b)   notes the previous statement by the Tasmanian Treasurer, Mr Peter Gutwein, calling for the return of the funds, ‘We want our money back! We want our money back, $2.1 billion was taken from the state in last year’s Federal Budget’; and

     (c)   condemns the Federal Liberal Government for slashing $2.1 billion in funding for health and education to Tasmania.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Bilyk

Gallacher

McKim

Siewert

Brown

Hanson-Young

Moore

Simms

Bullock

Ketter

O’Neill

Singh

Cameron

Lambie

Peris

Sterle

Carr

Lazarus

Polley

Urquhart (Teller)

Collins

Lines

Rhiannon

Waters

Conroy

Ludwig

Rice

Whish-Wilson

Di Natale

McAllister

 

 

 

NOES, 29

Senators—

Abetz

Edwards

Lindgren

Ruston

Back

Fawcett

Macdonald

Ryan

Bernardi

Fierravanti-Wells

McGrath

Scullion

Birmingham

Fifield

McKenzie

Seselja

Bushby (Teller)

Heffernan

Payne

Sinodinos

Canavan

Johnston

Reynolds

Wang

Cash

Leyonhjelm

Ronaldson

Williams

Day

 

 

 

Question agreed to.