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15        Mining— Offshore natural gas

The Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson) , also on behalf of Senator Roberts, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1029—That the Senate—

(a)              notes that:

(i)                    Australians own vast reserves of offshore natural gas and the Australian Government manages these vast reserves on behalf of the people of Australia,

(ii)                  every other country in the world receives higher payments for its gas than Australia,

(iii)                the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recently found that Australia is the only large gas producer in the world where the domestic price of gas is higher than the price of exported gas,

(iv)                the Western Australian domestic gas reserve policy has been avoided at every opportunity by foreign gas companies,

(v)                  the Government’s inquiry into petroleum resource rent tax legislation in 2017 made 12 recommendations of which none have been implemented, and

(vi)                the Government’s gas-led recovery strategy is a fiction until the government reforms the gas laws; and

(b)              calls on the Government to implement the Callaghan Report recommendations.

Statements by leave : The Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries (Senator Duniam), the Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters) and Senator Gallagher, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 45

Senators—

Abetz

Fierravanti-Wells

McKim

Scarr

Antic

Griff

McLachlan

Seselja

Bragg

Hanson

McMahon

Siewert

Brockman

Hanson-Young

O’Sullivan

Small

Canavan

Henderson

Paterson

Smith, Dean*

Cash

Hughes

Patrick

Steele-John

Chandler

Hume

Rennick

Stoker

Colbeck

Lambie

Rice

Thorpe

Davey

McDonald

Roberts

Van

Duniam

McGrath

Ruston

Waters

Faruqi

McKenzie

Ryan

Whish-Wilson

Fawcett

 

 

 

 

NOES, 20

Senators—

Ayres

Dodson

Lines

Sheldon

Brown

Farrell

McCarthy

Sterle

Carr

Gallacher

O’Neill

Urquhart*

Chisholm

Gallagher

Polley

Walsh

Ciccone

Green

Pratt

Watt

* Tellers

Question agreed to.