The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, calls on the senate to congratulate the US President for setting emissions reductions targets and adopting other measures designed to address global warming.
Lee calls on the Minister for the Environment to retain the water trigger at the federal level and abandon its plans to hand it off to state and territory governments as a result of concerns raised by the Shenhua Watermark coal mine planned for the Liverpool Plains. The Senate agrees to her motion.
Lee moves that the Liberal and National government ban political donations from mining and coal seam gas companies, and end coal seam gas and coal mining on agricultural land and associated water resources. The motion was defeated on the combined vote of Labor and the Coalition.