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28    Mining— Adani Carmichael coal mine

Senator Macdonald, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 344—That the Senate—

               (a)       congratulates the Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia and the Queensland State Premier for their leadership in bringing the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin another step closer to being a reality;

               (b)       recognises the much-needed boost to employment in North Queensland generally, and in the resources sector specifically, that the Adani Carmichael mine will deliver;

                (c)       welcomes the positioning of Adani’s Regional Headquarters in Townsville; and

               (d)       notes that road, rail and port infrastructure upgrades directly resulting from Adani’s investment in the Galilee Basin will provide benefit to businesses and communities across Northern Australia.

Statements by leave : Senators Waters and Gallagher, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 45

Senators—

Abetz

Fierravanti-Wells

Leyonhjelm

Payne

Back

Fifield

Lines

Polley

Bernardi

Gallagher

Macdonald

Pratt

Birmingham

Georgiou

McGrath

Reynolds

Burston

Gichuhi

McKenzie

Roberts

Bushby*

Hanson

Moore

Ruston

Cameron

Hinch

Nash

Ryan

Canavan

Hume

O’Neill

Scullion

Cash

Ketter

O’Sullivan

Smith

Duniam

Kitching

Parry

Urquhart

Farrell

Lambie

Paterson

Watt

Fawcett

 

 

 

NOES, 9

Senators—

Di Natale

McKim

Rice

Waters

Hanson-Young

Rhiannon

Siewert*

Whish-Wilson

Ludlam

 

* Tellers

Question agreed to.