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TRANSPORT—QANTAS

Senator Rhiannon, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 81—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the significant benefit that a majority Australian-owned Qantas brings to national security, manufacturing and tourism jobs, and the wider economy; and

 (b) calls on the Government to seriously consider investing in Qantas as a signal of its importance to the national economy.

Senator Xenophon, by leave, moved the following amendment:

 After paragraph (b), insert:

 (c) considers that any government investment should not be made while the Chief Executive Officer (Mr Joyce) and Chairman (Mr Clifford) remain in the company.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and negatived.

Main question put and passed.