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TRANSPORT—CANBERRA AIRPORT

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 226—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the community opposition to 24 hour operations at Canberra airport, and


  (ii) the current effective operation of curfews in Sydney, Coolangatta, Essendon and Adelaide; and

 (b) calls on the Government to implement a curfew at Canberra airport.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,6


Senators—
Brown, BobHanson-YoungSiewert (Teller)Xenophon
FieldingLudlam

NOES, 37


Senators—
AdamsColbeckHutchinsPayne
ArbibCollinsKrogerPolley
BernardiConroyLudwigPratt
BilykFarrellLundyStephens
BishopFeeneyMarshallSterle
Brown, CarolFergusonMcEwenTrood
BushbyForshawMcGauranWortley
CameronFurnerMcLucas
CarrHumphriesNash
CashHurleyParry (Teller)

Question negatived.

Statements by leave: Senators Humphries and Bob Brown, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.