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senate vote 2013-11-13#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 15:45:07

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Description

  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-11-13.121.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Larissa Waters](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which is:
  • _That the Senate-_
  • _(a) notes:_
  • _(i) the concern shared by [Great Barrier Reef](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef) dive operators, charter boat companies, tourism operators, scientists and the community at large, and the [World Heritage Committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee), about the destructive dredging and offshore dumping for the proposed [Abbot Point](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbot_Point) coal port expansion, planned to be the largest coal port in the world, and_
  • _(ii) the withdrawal of BHP Billiton from the proposed T2 terminal at Abbot Point, citing lack of need for additional port capacity; and_(Read more about their withdrawal on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-04/bhp-billiton-axes-abbot-point-rail-plan/5067338).)
  • _(b) calls on the Government to listen to the community and our scientific experts and reject the Abbot Point dredging and dumping application and save the reef's waters, our coral reefs, fishing grounds and seagrass meadows from another 3 million tonnes of smothering dredge spoil._
  • References
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-11-13.121.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Larissa Waters](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which is:
  • _That the Senate-_
  • _(a) notes:_
  • _(i) the concern shared by [Great Barrier Reef](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef) dive operators, charter boat companies, tourism operators, scientists and the community at large, and the [World Heritage Committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee), about the destructive dredging and offshore dumping for the proposed [Abbot Point](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbot_Point) coal port expansion, planned to be the largest coal port in the world, and_
  • _(ii) the withdrawal of BHP Billiton from the proposed T2 terminal at Abbot Point, citing lack of need for additional port capacity; and_(Read more about their withdrawal on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-04/bhp-billiton-axes-abbot-point-rail-plan/5067338).)
  • _(b) calls on the Government to listen to the community and our scientific experts and reject the Abbot Point dredging and dumping application and save the reef's waters, our coral reefs, fishing grounds and seagrass meadows from another 3 million tonnes of smothering dredge spoil._
senate vote 2013-11-13#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:24

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-11-13.121.1 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters], which is:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the concern shared by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef Great Barrier Reef] dive operators, charter boat companies, tourism operators, scientists and the community at large, and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee World Heritage Committee], about the destructive dredging and offshore dumping for the proposed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbot_Point Abbot Point] coal port expansion, planned to be the largest coal port in the world, and''
  • ''(ii) the withdrawal of BHP Billiton from the proposed T2 terminal at Abbot Point, citing lack of need for additional port capacity; and''(Read more about their withdrawal on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-04/bhp-billiton-axes-abbot-point-rail-plan/5067338 here].)
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to listen to the community and our scientific experts and reject the Abbot Point dredging and dumping application and save the reef's waters, our coral reefs, fishing grounds and seagrass meadows from another 3 million tonnes of smothering dredge spoil.''
  • References
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-11-13.121.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Larissa Waters](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which is:
  • _That the Senate-_
  • _(a) notes:_
  • _(i) the concern shared by [Great Barrier Reef](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef) dive operators, charter boat companies, tourism operators, scientists and the community at large, and the [World Heritage Committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee), about the destructive dredging and offshore dumping for the proposed [Abbot Point](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbot_Point) coal port expansion, planned to be the largest coal port in the world, and_
  • _(ii) the withdrawal of BHP Billiton from the proposed T2 terminal at Abbot Point, citing lack of need for additional port capacity; and_(Read more about their withdrawal on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-04/bhp-billiton-axes-abbot-point-rail-plan/5067338).)
  • _(b) calls on the Government to listen to the community and our scientific experts and reject the Abbot Point dredging and dumping application and save the reef's waters, our coral reefs, fishing grounds and seagrass meadows from another 3 million tonnes of smothering dredge spoil._
  • References
senate vote 2013-11-13#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:56

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-11-13.121.1 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters], which is:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the concern shared by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef Great Barrier Reef] dive operators, charter boat companies, tourism operators, scientists and the community at large, and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee World Heritage Committee], about the destructive dredging and offshore dumping for the proposed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbot_Point Abbot Point] coal port expansion, planned to be the largest coal port in the world, and''
  • ''(ii) the withdrawal of BHP Billiton from the proposed T2 terminal at Abbot Point, citing lack of need for additional port capacity; and''[1]
  • ''(ii) the withdrawal of BHP Billiton from the proposed T2 terminal at Abbot Point, citing lack of need for additional port capacity; and''(Read more about their withdrawal on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-04/bhp-billiton-axes-abbot-point-rail-plan/5067338 here].)
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to listen to the community and our scientific experts and reject the Abbot Point dredging and dumping application and save the reef's waters, our coral reefs, fishing grounds and seagrass meadows from another 3 million tonnes of smothering dredge spoil.''
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about their withdrawal on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-04/bhp-billiton-axes-abbot-point-rail-plan/5067338 here].
senate vote 2013-11-13#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-05 18:46:45

Title

  • Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Reject the Abbot Pint coal port expansion proposal
  • Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Reject the Abbot Point coal port expansion proposal

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-11-13.121.1 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters], which is:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the concern shared by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef Great Barrier Reef] dive operators, charter boat companies, tourism operators, scientists and the community at large, and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee World Heritage Committee], about the destructive dredging and offshore dumping for the proposed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbot_Point Abbot Point] coal port expansion, planned to be the largest coal port in the world, and''
  • ''(ii) the withdrawal of BHP Billiton from the proposed T2 terminal at Abbot Point, citing lack of need for additional port capacity; and''[1]
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to listen to the community and our scientific experts and reject the Abbot Point dredging and dumping application and save the reef's waters, our coral reefs, fishing grounds and seagrass meadows from another 3 million tonnes of smothering dredge spoil.''
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about their withdrawal on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-04/bhp-billiton-axes-abbot-point-rail-plan/5067338 here].
senate vote 2013-11-13#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-03-05 18:46:35

Title

  • Motions Great Barrier Reef
  • Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Reject the Abbot Pint coal port expansion proposal

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Larissa Waters</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2013-11-13.121.1 motion] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Larissa_Waters&mpc=Senate&house=senate Larissa Waters], which is:
  • ''That the Senate-''
  • ''(a) notes:''
  • ''(i) the concern shared by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef Great Barrier Reef] dive operators, charter boat companies, tourism operators, scientists and the community at large, and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Committee World Heritage Committee], about the destructive dredging and offshore dumping for the proposed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbot_Point Abbot Point] coal port expansion, planned to be the largest coal port in the world, and''
  • ''(ii) the withdrawal of BHP Billiton from the proposed T2 terminal at Abbot Point, citing lack of need for additional port capacity; and''[1]
  • ''(b) calls on the Government to listen to the community and our scientific experts and reject the Abbot Point dredging and dumping application and save the reef's waters, our coral reefs, fishing grounds and seagrass meadows from another 3 million tonnes of smothering dredge spoil.''
  • References
  • * [1] Read more about their withdrawal on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-04/bhp-billiton-axes-abbot-point-rail-plan/5067338 here].
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) the concern shared by Great Barrier Reef dive operators, charter boat companies, tourism operators, scientists and the community at large, and the World Heritage Committee, about the destructive dredging and offshore dumping for the proposed Abbot Point coal port expansion, planned to be the largest coal port in the world, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) the withdrawal of BHP Billiton from the proposed T2 terminal at Abbot Point, citing lack of need for additional port capacity; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Government to listen to the community and our scientific experts and reject the Abbot Point dredging and dumping application and save the reef's waters, our coral reefs, fishing grounds and seagrass meadows from another 3 million tonnes of smothering dredge spoil.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Ian Macdonald</p>
  • <p>Mr Deputy President, I seek leave to make a very short statement.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Ian Macdonald</p>
  • <p>I had indicated to the Greens that I would be denying formality on the basis that the premise of the motion is erroneous, and maliciously erroneous, and I thought the matter should go to a full debate. I have been persuaded that it might be better to allow a vote to be had on the motion at this stage, so I just want to explain that to the Greens, to whom I had indicated I would be denying formality.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion moved by Senator Waters be agreed to.</p>