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30      Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Dairy Cattle Export Charge) Bill 2020

Limitation of debate : The time allotted for the consideration of the bill expired.

Consideration resumed of the amendment moved by Senator Faruqi:

At the end of the motion, add “, but the Senate:

(a)              notes with concern:

(i)                    the inherent cruelty of the live export trade, including the well documented impacts of heat stress on sheep and cattle during voyages departing Australia, and

(ii)                  that thousands of animals die from heat stress and overcrowding on live export ships; and

(b)              calls on the Government to:

(i)                    bring an end to the live export industry in Australia,

(ii)                  ensure that all funds raised by the dairy export cattle charge, including co-contributions from the Australian Government, be allocated directly to animal health and welfare initiatives, and

(iii)                ensure that all animal health and welfare initiatives, including research, is undertaken transparently with regular public reporting and appropriate oversight.”

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 7

Senators—

Faruqi

Hanson-Young

McKim

Siewert*

Griff

Lambie

Patrick

 

 

 

NOES, 27

Senators—

Antic

Cormann

McCarthy*

Ruston

Askew

Davey

McLachlan

Scarr

Bragg

Farrell

McMahon

Smith, Dean

Canavan

Henderson

Molan

Stoker

Cash

Hughes

Pratt

Van

Chandler

Hume

Rennick

Walsh

Colbeck

Keneally

Reynolds

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

Question— That this bill be now read a second time— put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Antic

Davey*

McCarthy

Reynolds

Askew

Farrell

McLachlan

Ruston

Bragg

Griff

McMahon

Scarr

Canavan

Henderson

Molan

Smith, Dean

Cash

Hughes

Patrick

Stoker

Chandler

Hume

Pratt

Van

Colbeck

Keneally

Rennick

Walsh

Cormann

Lambie

 

 

 

NOES, 4

Senators—

Faruqi

Hanson-Young

McKim

Siewert*

* Tellers

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Question—That the remaining stages of this bill be agreed to and this bill be now passed—put and passed. All Australian Greens senators, by leave, recorded their votes for the noes.

Bill read a third time.