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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—ESTIMATES HEARINGS—ATTENDANCE OF WITNESS

Senator Fisher, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 596—That—

 (a) when the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee meets to consider additional estimates in 2010:

  (i) the committee further examine Fair Work Australia, and

  (ii) the President of Fair Work Australia appear before the committee to answer questions; and

 (b) on each subsequent occasion on which the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee meets to consider estimates in relation to Fair Work Australia, the President of Fair Work Australia appear before the committee to answer questions.

Senator Siewert, by leave, moved the following amendment:

 Omit paragraph (b).

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

Statements by leave: Senator Fisher, the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) and Senator Marshall, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Leave refused: Senator Collins sought leave to make a statement, relating to the motion.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Main question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,32


Senators—
AdamsCashFisherMinchin
BackColbeckHeffernanNash
BernardiCormannHumphriesParry (Teller)
BirminghamEgglestonJoyceRonaldson
BoswellFergusonKrogerRyan
BoyceFieldingMacdonaldScullion
BrandisFierravanti-WellsMasonTroeth
BushbyFifieldMcGauranXenophon

NOES, 30



Senators—
ArbibConroyHutchinsO'Brien (Teller)
BilykCrossinLudlamPolley
BishopFarrellLudwigPratt
Brown, BobFeeneyLundySiewert
Brown, CarolForshawMarshallSterle
CameronFurnerMcEwenWortley
CarrHanson-YoungMcLucas
CollinsHoggMilne

Question agreed to.