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ENVIRONMENT—FORESTS—KOALAS

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. 331—That the Senate—

 (a) welcomes the reported decision of the New South Wales Minister for Climate Change and the Environment (Ms Tebbutt) to spend $1.23 million on a recovery plan for koalas, including revegetating koala habitat; and

 (b) calls on the New South Wales Government to halt the logging of any koala habitat forest including that in the Bermagui region on the state's south coast.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,6


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

NOES, 51



Senators—
ArbibCoonanHoggNash
BarnettCormannHumphriesParry (Teller)
BernardiCrossinHurleyPayne
BilykEllisonHutchinsPratt
BirminghamFarrellJoyceRonaldson
BoswellFaulknerLudwigSherry
Brown, CarolFeeneyLundyStephens
BushbyFieldingMacdonaldSterle
CameronFierravanti-WellsMarshallTroeth
CarrFifieldMcEwenTrood
CashFisherMcLucasWilliams
ColbeckForshawMinchinWortley
CollinsFurnerMoore

Question negatived.