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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice were answered.


Administration—Australian Labor Party Government—Proposed censure: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz), by leave, moved—That the Senate censures the Government for 4 years of broken promises, economic mismanagement, wasteful spending, lies, hypocrisy and policy back flips, secret deals, leadership intrigue and incompetence, all of which has eroded the living standards of Australians and their confidence in government.

Debate ensued.

Closure: Senator Ludlam moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 9

Senators—

Brown, Bob

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Wright

NOES, 60

Senators—

Abetz

Adams

Arbib

Back

Bernardi

Bilyk

Birmingham

Bishop

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Brown, Carol

Bushby

Cameron

Carr

Cash

Colbeck

Conroy

Crossin

Edwards

Eggleston

Evans

Farrell

Fawcett

Feeney

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Furner

Gallacher

Hogg

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger (Teller)

Ludwig

Lundy

Macdonald

Madigan

Marshall

Mason

McEwen

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Nash

Parry

Polley

Pratt

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Sherry

Singh

Sinodinos

Stephens

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Williams

Wong

Question negatived.

Debate continued.

At 3.45 pm: Pursuant to order, debate was interrupted while the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy) was speaking.