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senate vote 2013-02-27#3

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Title

  • Motions Climate Change and National Security
  • Motions - Climate Change and National Security - Address in Defence White Paper

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Christine Milne</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against a motion introduced by Greens Senator for Tasmania [Christine Milne](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/christine_milne), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >> *(i) on 25 February 2013, 38 retired generals and admirals from the United States of America (US), and prominent national security experts, presented a letter calling on US policymakers to recognise the security effects of climate change and the undeniable consequences and costs of inaction in addressing climate change for vulnerable nations,*
  • >> *(ii) the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in 2007 called on the 2009 Defence White Paper to examine the full implication of climate change for the Australian Defence Force, and*
  • >> *(iii) the brief acknowledgement in the 2009 Defence White Paper that climate change has the potential to be a destabilising global force erroneously concludes that the strategic consequences of climate change will not be felt before 2030; and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to:*
  • >> *(i) recognise the undeniable security implications of climate change, the costs and consequences of inaction, and*
  • >> *(ii) ensure that the Defence White Paper, due to be released in May 2013, addresses the fact that climate change is shaping the contemporary security climate, is a driver of conflict and should guide procurement and deployment in Australia's national security.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) on 25 February 2013, 38 retired generals and admirals from the United States of America (US), and prominent national security experts, presented a letter calling on US policymakers to recognise the security effects of climate change and the undeniable consequences and costs of inaction in addressing climate change for vulnerable nations,</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in 2007 called on the 2009 Defence White Paper to examine the full implication of climate change for the Australian Defence Force, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(iii) the brief acknowledgement in the 2009 Defence White Paper that climate change has the potential to be a destabilising global force erroneously concludes that the strategic consequences of climate change will not be felt before 2030; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Government to:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) recognise the undeniable security implications of climate change, the costs and consequences of inaction, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) ensure that the Defence White Paper, due to be released in May 2013, addresses the fact that climate change is shaping the contemporary security climate, is a driver of conflict and should guide procurement and deployment in Australia's national security.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>The question is that motion No. 1152 moved by Senator Milne be agreed to.</p>