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UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 188—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises that 13 September 2008 was the first anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;

 (b) notes the promise from the Australian Labor Party that it would support the declaration; and

 (c) calls on the Rudd Government to make a statement of support for the declaration at the United Nations General Assembly in October 2008.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,5


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamMilneSiewert (Teller)
Hanson-Young

NOES, 55



Senators—
AdamsConroyHutchinsParry (Teller)
ArbibCormannJohnstonPayne
BarnettEgglestonJoycePolley
BernardiEllisonKrogerPratt
BirminghamFarrellLudwigRonaldson
BishopFeeneyLundyRyan
BoyceFergusonMacdonaldScullion
Brown, CarolFieldingMarshallSterle
BushbyFierravanti-WellsMasonTroeth
CameronFifieldMcEwenTrood
CarrFisherMcGauranWilliams
CashFurnerMcLucasWortley
ColbeckHumphriesMooreXenophon
CollinsHurleyNash

Question negatived.