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  • Motions Mining
  • Motions - Mining - Condemns protestor actions


  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is that paragraph B of motion No. 61 be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of paragraph B of the [motion]( introduced by WA Senator [Dean Smith]( (Liberal), which means it passed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
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  • > *[...]*
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  • > *(b) condemns the actions and hypocrisy of extremist protestors, including:*
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  • >> *(i) a husband and wife who, despite being arrested nine times combined, blocked trucks leaving a concrete business that had urgent works to complete at a local nursing home,*
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  • >> *(ii) a 20 year old unemployed protestor who, despite growing up and living in his family's lavish waterside mansion on the Sunshine Coast, glued himself to a Brisbane central business district road, causing disruptions for tens of thousands of Qld workers,*
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  • >> *(iii) the numerous protestors who have attacked and disrupted small businesses which have contracts for the construction of the Carmichael Mine and are employing hard-working Queenslanders, and*
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  • >> *(iv) the comments made by Brisbane City Council Greens councillor, Cr Jonathan Sri, who has praised the "effective tactics" used by the Extinction Rebellion protestors, noting particularly that "As a politician I'm telling you that supporting disruptive civil disobedience and general strikes is probably your best option".*