Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (16:45): I thank everyone for staying with us. Obviously, it's the highlight of general business today and it's not only a motion from me; it's also from Senator O'Sullivan. The wording got a bit convoluted on the amendment. I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion no. 396.
Leave is not granted.
The PRESIDENT: Senator Macdonald, do you wish to seek formality?
Senator IAN MACDONALD: I just cannot understand the Labor Party. They are so base. But, anyhow, I shall then seek leave to treat this matter as a formal motion.
The PRESIDENT: Any objection to this motion being taken as formal? We are only talking about the original motion. There being none, I call Senator Macdonald.
Senator IAN MACDONALD: I, and also on behalf of Senator O'Sullivan, move:
That the Senate notes that Australian Governments should not force early retirement of coal-fired power stations in order to meet renewable energy targets.