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18    Climate crisis

Senator Siewert, at the request of the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale) Leader of the Australian Greens and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 191—That the Senate—

               (a)       acknowledges that the very first step in dealing with the climate crisis is that no new coal, oil or gas projects can be built;

               (b)       notes the in-depth research by the International Energy Agency that global carbon budgets cannot afford a single new coal, oil or gas project to proceed in order to stay below 1.5 degrees of warming, as committed to under the Paris Agreement; and

                (c)       concludes that the Adani coalmine in Queensland, fracking the Beetaloo Gas Basin in the Northern Territory and drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight are incompatible with any declaration of a climate emergency.

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

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 7

Senators—

Faruqi

McKim

Steele-John

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

Siewert*

Waters

 

 

 

NOES, 50

Senators—

Abetz

Duniam

McDonald

Scarr

Antic

Farrell

McKenzie

Seselja

Askew

Fierravanti-Wells

McMahon

Sheldon

Ayres

Gallacher

O’Sullivan

Sinodinos

Bragg

Gallagher

Paterson

Smith, Dean

Brockman

Green

Patrick

Smith, Marielle

Brown

Griff

Payne

Sterle

Canavan

Hanson

Polley

Stoker

Chandler

Henderson

Pratt

Urquhart*

Chisholm

Hughes

Rennick

Van

Ciccone

Kitching

Reynolds

Walsh

Colbeck

Lines

Roberts

Watt

Davey

McAllister

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.