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AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL COMMISSION—TASMANIA—SEAT OF DENISON

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. 330—That the Senate asks the Minister responsible for the Australian Electoral Commission to:

 (a) furnish the Senate with reasons for rejecting the name Inglis Clark (Andrew Inglis Clark was a key contributor to the drafting of the Australian Constitution) for the Tasmanian seat of Denison; and

 (b) seek to have the decision reconsidered.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,6


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamSiewert (Teller)Xenophon
Hanson-YoungMilne

NOES, 47


Senators—
ArbibCoonanFurnerMoore
BarnettCormannHoggNash
BilykCrossinHumphriesParry (Teller)
BirminghamEllisonHurleyPayne
BoswellFarrellHutchinsPratt
Brown, CarolFaulknerLudwigSherry
BushbyFeeneyLundyStephens
CameronFieldingMacdonaldSterle
CarrFierravanti-WellsMarshallTroeth
CashFifieldMcEwenTrood
ColbeckFisherMcLucasWortley
CollinsForshawMinchin

Question negatived.