The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Tasmanian Senator Jonathon Duniam (Liberal), which means it passed. Motions like these don't make any legal changes on their own but are politically influential because they represent the will of the Senate.
GENERAL BUSINESS NOTICE OF MOTION NO. 1092
That the Senate—
(a) notes the decision of the full Federal Court of Australia to unanimously uphold the appeal from VicForests against the action taken by the Friends of Leadbeater's Possum that sought to undermine the forestry industry;
(b) further notes the judgement is a big win for Victoria and Australia's native forest industry and supports the long-held position of this Government and the industry, and that Regional Forest Agreements provide a framework that achieves environmental, economic and social outcomes for our native forests;
(c) acknowledges that the Australian forest industry uses world-class sustainable forest management practices and supports the employment of more than 52,000 hardworking Australians making it an industry that deserves to be celebrated; and
(d) condemns the green groups that continue to use the courts to try to decimate the livelihoods of working Australians.