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  • Motions Science
  • Motions - Science - Ultimate arbiter of science

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Malcolm Roberts</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate notes that:</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2019-11-25.118.1) introduced by Queensland Senator [Malcolm Roberts](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/queensland/malcolm_roberts) (One Nation), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate notes that:*
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  • > *(a) valid scientific data proving cause-and-effect is vital as the only credible justification for policies claimed to be based on science; and*
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  • > *(b) the ultimate arbiter of science is empirical scientific evidence, being:*
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  • >> *(i) objectively verified hard data as physical measurements and/or physical observations, and*
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  • >> *(ii) presented in a logical framework proving cause and effect.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) valid scientific data proving cause-and-effect is vital as the only credible justification for policies claimed to be based on science; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) the ultimate arbiter of science is empirical scientific evidence, being:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(i) objectively verified hard data as physical measurements and/or physical observations, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(ii) presented in a logical framework proving cause and effect.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jonathon Duniam</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to make a very short statement.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jonathon Duniam</p>
  • <p>There are currently robust systems in place to ensure the integrity of Australia's scientific data. Complex scientific data often requires interpretation to provide meaningful application.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>The question is that general business notice of motion No. 260, standing in the name of Senator Roberts, be agreed to.</p>