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ENVIRONMENT—NATIVE WATERBIRDS—RECREATIONAL SHOOTING

Document: Senator Siewert, by leave, tabled the following document:

 Environment—National common position statement of conservation, animal and political groups calling for a permanent ban on the recreational shooting of native waterbirds, dated 1 October 2008.

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 323—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the joint Common Position Statement which highlights the unsustainable and cruel nature of recreational shooting of native waterbirds which is endorsed by 136 organisations, including the World Wildlife Fund, Birds Australia, Bird Observation and Conservation Australia, RSPCA Australia, Australian Conservation Foundation and the Wilderness Society;

 (b) explores permanently banning recreational duck shooting on all:

  (i) Commonwealth controlled land, and

  (ii) Ramsar sites throughout Australia; and


 (c) considers working in cooperation with Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory to negotiate an intergovernmental agreement for nationally-consistent legislation for a permanent ban on the recreational shooting of native waterbirds.

Statements by leave: The Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) and the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,5


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamMilneSiewert (Teller)
Hanson-Young

NOES, 51


Senators—
ArbibCoonanFurnerNash
BarnettCormannHoggParry (Teller)
BernardiCrossinHumphriesPayne
BilykEgglestonHurleyPratt
BirminghamEllisonHutchinsScullion
BishopFarrellJoyceStephens
BoswellFaulknerLudwigSterle
Brown, CarolFeeneyLundyTroeth
BushbyFergusonMacdonaldTrood
CameronFieldingMarshallWilliams
CashFierravanti-WellsMcEwenWortley
ColbeckFifieldMinchinXenophon
ConroyFisherMoore

Question negatived.