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  • Motions Forestry
  • Motions - Forestry - Samuel Review


  • <p class="speaker">Malcolm Roberts</p>
  • <p>Can the vote be recommitted, please? I made a mistake.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • The majority voted against part (b) of a [motion]( introduced by SA Senator [Sarah Hanson-Young]( (Greens), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
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  • > *(a) ...*
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  • > *(b) calls on the Morrison Government to urgently overhaul Australia's national environmental laws to adopt the recommendations from the [Samuel Review]( to reform destructive logging laws, enact stronger laws that protect our environment and wildlife and create an independent watchdog to hold those who trash our environment to account.*
  • <p>May I suggest, Senator Roberts, that, rather than a recount, you seek leave to make a short statement indicating your vote.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Malcolm Roberts</p>
  • <p>Certainly. I seek leave to make a short statement.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Malcolm Roberts</p>
  • <p>I want it noted that I oppose part (a) of the motion.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>The question is that general business notice of motion No. 983 part (b) be agreed to.</p>