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PRIVILEGES—STANDING COMMITTEE—INTERNAL PROCEDURES

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 724—That the Chair of the Committee of Privileges report to the Senate on why the letter to the committee requesting the recusal of Senator Brandis, SC, dated 22 December 2011, was not circulated to committee members before February 2012.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,10


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamSiewert (Teller)Wright
Di NataleMilneWatersXenophon
Hanson-YoungRhiannon

NOES, 37



Senators—
AbetzCrossinMadiganSherry
BackEdwardsMarshallSingh
BernardiFawcettMcEwenSinodinos
BilykFeeneyMcKenzieStephens
BirminghamFifieldMooreSterle
BishopGallacherNashThistlethwaite
CameronHoggParryUrquhart
CashJoycePayne
ColbeckKroger (Teller)Polley
CollinsLundyPratt

Question negatived.