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senate vote 2008-11-13#1

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Title

  • White Paper on Global Population
  • Motions - White Paper on Global Population - Develop

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Bob Brown</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <dl><dt></dt><dd>That the Senate calls on the Government to develop a white paper on population during this period of government which takes into account:<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>projections of a global population of between 9 to 10 billion people by 2050;</dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>the inability of the Earth to provide for 9 to 10 billion people if average resource consumption is to be at current levels in Australia;</dd><dt>(c)</dt><dd>climate change;</dd><dt>(d)</dt><dd>Australia&#8217;s inability to host exponential population growth; and</dd><dt>(e)</dt><dd>the wellbeing of future generations and life on Earth.</dd></dl></dd></dl><p>Question put.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2008-11-13.13.2) introduced by Greens Senator for Tasmania [Bob Brown](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/bob_brown), which means the motion failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate calls on the Government to develop a white paper on population during this period of government which takes into account:*
  • > *(a) projections of a global population of between 9 to 10 billion people by 2050;*
  • > *(b) the inability of the Earth to provide for 9 to 10 billion people if average resource consumption is to be at current levels in Australia;*
  • > *(c) climate change;*
  • > *(d) Australias inability to host exponential population growth; and*
  • > *(e) the wellbeing of future generations and life on Earth.*