Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Environment and Communications References Committee; Reporting Date
I seek leave to amend the motion in the terms circulated in the chamber.
Leave not granted.
That the motion (Senator Colbeck's) be agreed to.
The Senate divided. [16:04]
(The President—Senator Hogg)
Senator Wong did not vote, to compensate for the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Coonan.
United States Economy
At the request of Senator Bob Brown, I move:
That the Senate supports moves by the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to close tax loopholes for those earning a million dollars a year, ensuring that millionaires pay a minimum rate of tax that at least matches that of middle-class families.
Question agreed to.