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ENVIRONMENT—TASMANIA—EXTENSION OF WILDERNESS WORLD HERITAGE AREA

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1297—That the Senate—

 (a) welcomes the World Heritage listing of the extension to Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage area decided at the World Heritage Committee meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO] on 24 June 2013;

 (b) supports the values of Australia's World Heritage listed areas and the provision of adequate funding to maintain their natural and cultural values; and

 (c) supports a total prohibition on logging in any World Heritage areas in Australia, now and into the future.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,36


Senators—
BilykFurnerMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
BishopGallacherMcLucasSterle
BrownHanson-YoungMilneThistlethwaite
CameronHoggMooreThorp
Carr, KimLinesPolleyUrquhart
CrossinLudlamPrattWaters
Di NataleLudwigRhiannonWhish-Wilson
FarrellLundySiewertWong
FeeneyMarshallSinghWright

NOES, 31


Senators—
BackCormannJohnstonPayne
BernardiEdwardsJoyceRonaldson
BirminghamEgglestonKroger (Teller)Ruston
BoswellFawcettMacdonaldRyan
BoyceFierravanti-WellsMasonSinodinos
BushbyFifieldMcKenzieSmith
CashHeffernanNashWilliams
ColbeckHumphriesParry

Question agreed to.

At 4 pm—