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APPROPRIATION (PARLIAMENTARY DEPARTMENTS) BILL (NO. 1) 2009-2010E APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 2009-2010E APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 2) 2009-2010

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Climate Change and Water (Senator Wong)—That these bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) moved the following amendment in respect of Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010 and Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2009-2010:

 At the end of the motion, add ", and the Senate:

  (a) again endorses recommendation 1 of the Finance and Public Administration Committee in its report on the additional estimates 2008-09, that the Government respond to the Standing Committee on Appropriations and Staffing reports on the ordinary annual services of the Government as a matter of priority; and

  (b) calls on the Minister for Finance and Deregulation (Mr Tanner) to respond by 12 August 2009 to the longstanding correspondence of the Standing Committee on Appropriations and Staffing on the matter".

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 7

Senators—

Brown, Bob

Fielding

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Siewert (Teller)

Xenophon

NOES, 48

Senators—

Abetz

Adams

Arbib

Back

Bernardi

Bilyk

Birmingham

Bishop

Boyce

Brown, Carol

Bushby (Teller)

Cameron

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Cormann

Crossin

Farrell

Feeney

Ferguson

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Forshaw

Furner

Humphries

Hurley

Hutchins

Kroger

Ludwig

Marshall

Mason

McEwen

McLucas

Moore

Nash

O'Brien

Parry

Payne

Polley

Pratt

Ryan

Scullion

Sherry

Sterle

Troeth

Trood

Williams

Wortley


Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

No amendments to the bills were circulated and the bills were not considered in committee.

On the motion of the Special Minister of State (Senator Ludwig) the bills were read a third time.