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senate vote 2010-05-12#5

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on 2016-08-11 09:55:28

Title

  • High Speed Rail Network
  • Motions - High Speed Rail Network - Feasibility study

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the Senate calls on the Government to commission a feasibility study into the staged construction of a high speed rail network on the east coast of Australia, which could deliver accessible fast, reliable, ecologically-sustainable long-distance transport.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2010-05-12.115.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Bob Brown](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/bob_brown) (Tas), which means it was unsuccessful.
  • ### Motion
  • > *That the Senate calls on the Government to commission a feasibility study into the staged construction of a high speed rail network on the east coast of Australia, which could deliver accessible fast, reliable, ecologically-sustainable long-distance transport.*
  • ### Turnout
  • Only 46% of the Senate was present for this vote, meaning less than half of all Senators voted on this motion.