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representatives vote 2017-08-15#4

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Title

  • Bills — Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017; Second Reading
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Failure to protect Reef (first vote)

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Andrew Hastie</p>
  • <p>In accordance with standing order 133, I shall now proceed to put the question on the motion moved earlier today by the honourable member for Melbourne, on which a division was called for and deferred in accordance with the standing order. No further debate is allowed.</p>
  • <p><i>A division having been called and the bells having been rung</i></p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Labor MP [Tony Burke](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/watson/tony_burke) (for Watson), but due to [confusion during the division](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/debates/?id=2017-08-15.88.2), the House [took this vote a second time](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/representatives/2017-08-15/6).
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:*
  • > *"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes that:*
  • > *(1) the Government is failing to protect Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef by:*
  • >> *(a) failing to act on climate change;*
  • >> *(b) supporting the Liberal National Party in Queensland in blocking reef protections aimed at halting the broad scale clearing of trees and remnant vegetation; and*
  • >> *(c) winding back ocean protection, put in place by Labor, around Australia and specifically in the Coral Sea; and*
  • > *(2) this Government cannot be trusted to protect the Great Barrier Reef and fight for Australia's unique environment."*
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The original question was that this bill be now read a second time, to which the honourable member for Watson moved as an amendment that all words after 'that' be omitted with a view to substituting other words. The honourable member for Melbourne has moved as an amendment to that amendment that all words after 'notes' be omitted with a view to substituting other words. The immediate question is that the amendment moved by the member for Melbourne be agreed to. As there are fewer than five members on the side for the ayes in this division, I declare the question negatived in accordance with standing order 127. The names of those members who are in the minority will be recorded in the <i>Votes and P</i><i>roceedings</i>.</p>
  • <p>Question negatived, Mr Bandt, Ms McGowan and Mr Wilkie voting aye.</p>
  • <p>The question is that the amendment moved by the honourable member for Watson be agreed to.</p>