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NATIONAL YEAR OF ACTION ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 671—That the Senate notes that Saturday, 28 November 2009 marks the start of the National Year of Action on Marriage Equality and that rallies will be held in capital cities across the country.

Statements by leave: The Special Minister of State (Senator Ludwig), the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) and the Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Leave refused: Senator Hanson-Young sought leave to make a statement relating to the motion.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,6


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamSiewert (Teller)Xenophon
Hanson-YoungMilne

NOES, 48


Senators—
AbetzCoonanHoggMoore
BarnettCormannHumphriesO'Brien
BernardiCrossinHurleyParry (Teller)
BilykEgglestonHutchinsPolley
BishopFarrellJohnstonRyan
BoswellFeeneyJoyceScullion
Brown, CarolFergusonKrogerStephens
BushbyFieldingLudwigSterle
CarrFifieldLundyTroeth
CashFisherMasonTrood
ColbeckForshawMcGauranWilliams
CollinsFurnerMcLucasWortley

Question negatived.