Senate debates

Thursday, 14 November 2013



11:26 am

Photo of John MadiganJohn Madigan (Victoria, Democratic Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 18 standing in my name.

Leave granted.

I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) in 2010 the Australian Bureau of Statistics published the Agricultural Land and Water Ownership survey (December 2010), which indicated that 11.3 per cent of Australian agricultural land was foreign-owned,

  (ii) according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Vote Compass, a significant majority of Australians want to 'further restrict foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land', and

  (iii) Australian agricultural land is a national treasure and should not be treated as a global commodity; and

(b) calls on the Government to table, no later than the first sitting day of 2013, an updated Agricultural Land and Water Ownership survey, outlining foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land as at June 2013.


Posted on 20 Nov 2013 4:43 pm

Why is it that Liberals and ALP both voted against Senator Madigan's motion.

The lack of spine by supposedly National Party Members who kow tow to Liberal economic extremists shows the need for a Third force in Australian Politics.

It is about time that John Madigan joined forces with Bob Katter, Palmer and those Nationals with the guts to stand up to the Liberal takeover and overthrow the dries in the ALP and Liberal Party. Does anyone really believe that Barnaby Joyce did not support Senator Madigan's motion. So in effect he voted against what he believed in. The voters of New England were dudded.
Andrew Jackson