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  • Motions Mining
  • Motions - Mining - Acknowledge massive economic benefits

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Barry O&#39;Sullivan</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate acknowledges the massive economic benefits delivered to this nation by the black coal industry and the importance it has for the employment fortunes of miners and other professionals in this nation, noting that Australia should maintain a diverse and sensible energy mix.</p>
  • The majority supported [acknowledging](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2014-10-28.102.1) "the massive economic benefits" of the black coal mining industry.
  • ###Wording of the motion
  • National Party Senator [Barry O'Sullivan](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/queensland/barry_o&%2339;sullivan) wanted the Senate to acknowledge:
  • > *the massive economic benefits delivered to this nation by the black coal industry and the importance it has for the employment fortunes of miners and other professionals in this nation, noting that Australia should maintain a diverse and sensible energy mix.*
  • ###Background to the motion
  • Prime Minister [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott) and his Government has been criticised for being too in favour of [coal mining](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_in_Australia) at the expense of addressing [climate change](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change) (for example, see [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/coal-is-good-for-humanity-pm-tony-abbott-says/5810244)).
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>The question is that general business notice of motion No. 482, moved by Senator O'Sullivan, be agreed to.</p>
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