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Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Page: 7016


Senator CANAVAN (QueenslandNationals Whip in the Senate) (15:41): I move:

That the Senate notes that:

(a) the Australian mining industry generates $138 billion per annum in exports to Australia's economy;

(b) Australia's mining industry exports include: copper, gold, silver, indium tin oxide, alumina, silica, cobalt, carbon, aluminium, nickel and magnesium;

(c) every smartphone depends on the mining of these resources; and

(d) opposition to Australia's mining industry would restrict the supply of these mineral resources, and opponents of Australia's mining industry should therefore refrain from using these smartphones and tablets.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that notice of motion No. 858 moved by Senator Canavan be agreed to.