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37    Environment—Climate Change—Fossil Fuel Donations

Senator Waters, pursuant to notice, moved general business notice of motion no. 1147—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes:

                  (i)   the unprecedented coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef which the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority describes as the worst ever mass bleaching event,

                 (ii)   the devastating bushfires affecting areas of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area which have not been burned in centuries and which may never recover,

                (iii)   the fact that 2014 and 2015 were both the hottest year on record, and that the United Kingdom Meteorological Office predicts that 2016 will also be the hottest year on record,

                (iv)   that ordinary Australians are leading the way in calling for action on global warming, in particular, the students at the University of Queensland who have occupied the Chancellery Building calling on the University to divest from fossil fuels, and

                 (v)   that fossil fuel companies have made $3.7 million in political donations to the Coalition and the Australian Labor Party since the 2013 election; and

    (b)   calls on all political parties to:

                  (i)   support a legislative ban on fossil fuel donations, and

                 (ii)   refuse to accept any more fossil fuel donations.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 11

Senators—

Di Natale

Ludlam

Rice

Waters

Hanson-Young

McKim

Siewert (Teller)

Whish-Wilson

Lazarus

Rhiannon

Simms

 

 

 

NOES, 39

Senators—

Back

Gallacher

McAllister

Paterson

Bilyk (Teller)

Gallagher

McEwen

Peris

Bushby

Heffernan

McGrath

Polley

Cameron

Ketter

McKenzie

Reynolds

Canavan

Leyonhjelm

McLucas

Ruston

Carr

Lindgren

Moore

Ryan

Colbeck

Lines

Muir

Singh

Dastyari

Ludwig

O’Neill

Smith

Fawcett

Macdonald

O’Sullivan

Urquhart

Fierravanti-Wells

Madigan

Parry

 

 

 

Question negatived.