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17   Environment—Queensland—Abbot Point—Order for Production of Documents

Senator Waters, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 362—

    (1)   That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, no later than noon on 26 August 2014, any document in relation to the water quality offset imposed on the Abbot Point dredging and dumping approvals in December 2013 that discusses or assesses:

                 (a)   the likely costs of offsetting 150 per cent of fine sediments ‘potentially available for resuspension’;

                 (b)   the contributions of North Queensland Bulk Ports, Adani or GVK to accomplishing this offset; and

                 (c)   contributions from the Queensland or Federal governments to accomplishing this offset.

    (2)   Documents previously released publicly pursuant to freedom of information or Senate orders for production of documents need not be included.

Statements by leave : The Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) and Senator Waters, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.



 

The Senate divided—

AYES, 32

Senators—

Bullock

Ketter

McEwen (Teller)

Rice

Cameron

Lambie

McLucas

Siewert

Collins

Lazarus

Milne

Singh

Dastyari

Leyonhjelm

Moore

Sterle

Day

Ludlam

Muir

Wang

Di Natale

Ludwig

O’Neill

Waters

Gallacher

Lundy

Peris

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

Madigan

Rhiannon

Wright

 

 

NOES, 25

Senators—

Back

Cormann

McKenzie

Seselja

Birmingham

Edwards

Nash

Sinodinos

Brandis

Fierravanti-Wells

O’Sullivan

Smith

Bushby (Teller)

Fifield

Payne

Williams

Canavan

Heffernan

Reynolds

 

Cash

Macdonald

Ruston

 

Colbeck

McGrath

Scullion

 

 

 

Question agreed to.