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INDUSTRY—PROPOSED CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME

Senator Cash, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 322—That the Senate—

 (a) notes and commends the sensible action taken by Labor Senators Sterle and Hutchins and also the Labor Member for Throsby, Ms George, in expressing concern over the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS);


 (b) notes the concern expressed publicly by a number of industries that may be potentially affected by the proposed CPRS including BlueScope Steel, Nyrstar, Qantas and Visy; and

 (c) calls on the Government to delay the introduction of the proposed CPRS until these concerns are addressed.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,32


Senators—
BarnettCormannHumphriesNash
BernardiEgglestonJohnstonParry (Teller)
BirminghamEllisonJoycePayne
BoswellFergusonKrogerRonaldson
BushbyFierravanti-WellsMacdonaldRyan
CashFifieldMasonTroeth
ColbeckFisherMcGauranTrood
CoonanHeffernanMinchinWilliams

NOES, 34


Senators—
ArbibFarrellHutchinsPratt
BilykFaulknerLudlamSherry
BishopFeeneyLudwigSiewert
Brown, BobFieldingLundyStephens
Brown, CarolForshawMarshallSterle
CameronFurnerMcEwen (Teller)Wortley
CarrHanson-YoungMcLucasXenophon
ConroyHoggMilne
CrossinHurleyMoore

Question negatived.