Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Larissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source
That the Senate—
(i) the unprecedented coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef which the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority describes as the worst ever mass bleaching event,
(ii) the devastating bushfires affecting areas of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area which have not been burned in centuries and which may never recover,
(iii) the fact that 2014 and 2015 were both the hottest year on record, and that the United Kingdom Meteorological Office predicts that 2016 will also be the hottest year on record,
(iv) that ordinary Australians are leading the way in calling for action on global warming, in particular, the students at the University of Queensland who have occupied the Chancellery Building calling on the University to divest from fossil fuels, and
(v) that fossil fuel companies have made $3.7 million in political donations to the Coalition and the Australian Labor Party since the 2013 election; and
(b) calls on all political parties to:
(i) support a legislative ban on fossil fuel donations, and
(ii) refuse to accept any more fossil fuel donations.
Stephen Parry (President) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source
The question is that notice of motion No. 1147 by Senator Waters be agreed to.