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ABSTAINED – Matters of Urgency - Sport - Fossil Fuel Sponsorship

The majority voted against a motion moved by Victorian Senator Lidia Thorpe (Greens) at the request of Tasmanian Senator Nick McKim (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The need for the Senate to support the banning of fossil fuel sponsorship in sport, recognising the leadership shown recently by prominent athletes speaking out against fossil fuel companies sponsoring sport organisations.


Date and time: 5:31 PM on 2022-11-23
Senator Pocock's vote: Abstained
Total number of "aye" votes: 12
Total number of "no" votes: 28
Total number of abstentions: 36

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