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26      Environment— Impacts of petroleum exploration

Senator Faruqi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 411—That the Senate—

(a)              notes that:

(i)                    Asset Energy has announced that it will not proceed with plans for seismic testing in the Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 zone, which was originally planned for thousands of square kilometres of ocean from Newcastle through the Central Coast to Manly in New South Wales,

(ii)                  while this is welcome news for ocean life, exploration through drilling could occur soon causing irreversible damage to the marine environment, and

(iii)                there is a climate emergency and further coal, gas or oil reserves should not be developed if we have any chance of preventing more than 1.5 degrees of warming; and

(b)              calls on the Federal Government to cancel Petroleum Exploration Permit 11.

Statements by leave : The Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries (Senator Duniam) and Senator Gallagher, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 9

Senators—

Di Natale

McKim

Siewert*

Waters

Faruqi

Rice

Steele-John

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

 

 

 

NOES, 49

Senators—

Abetz

Duniam

McCarthy*

Ruston

Antic

Fawcett

McDonald

Ryan

Askew

Fierravanti-Wells

McGrath

Scarr

Ayres

Gallagher

McKenzie

Sheldon

Bilyk

Hanson

McLachlan

Smith, Dean

Bragg

Henderson

McMahon

Smith, Marielle

Brockman

Hughes

Molan

Sterle

Brown

Hume

O’Sullivan

Stoker

Canavan

Keneally

Paterson

Urquhart

Carr

Kitching

Pratt

Van

Chandler

Lambie

Rennick

Walsh

Colbeck

McAllister

Roberts

Watt

Davey

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.