Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Bills

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013; In Committee

10:52 am

Photo of Christine MilneChristine Milne (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

The point here, as Senator Waters has said, is that they are three separate matters on which we require three separate resolutions. It is the prerogative of people moving amendments to have them voted on separately, and that has been the request. Are you setting a precedent in this chamber that you will collectivise every amendment in this way? This would be an extraordinary precedent to set. I request that we vote for them separately.

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