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Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Page: 98

Senator BROWN (3:47 PM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes that on 16 January 2005 the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will come into force having been ratified by over 80 countries; and

(b)   congratulates:

(i)   Japan and the city of Kyoto for hosting the original conference in 1997 where the treaty was proposed, and

(ii)   the international community for agreeing to bring into force this important first step in limiting greenhouse gas production.

Question agreed to.

Senator Brown —I note the government’s opposition to the motion.