Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Coal Seam Gas

3:35 pm

Photo of Larissa WatersLarissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 546 standing in my name.

Leave granted.

I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate notes:

  (a)   that no coal seam gas development should proceed where it poses a significant impact on the quality of groundwater or surface water systems; and

  (b)   it must absolutely clear that no coal seam gas development should occur unless it is proven safe for the environment.

Question put.

The Senate divided. [15:40]

(The Deputy President—Senator Parry)

Question negatived.