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ADMINISTRATION—ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

Senator Kroger, at the request of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz) and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 758—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) Fair Work Australia's investigation into the Health Services Union and the Member for Dobell (Mr Thomson) has taken an unreasonably long time,


  (ii) the Member for Dobell expected Fair Work Australia to conduct its investigation within 6 months,

  (iii) Australians have lost faith in Fair Work Australia to conduct itself in a quick and proper manner,

  (iv) under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, enacted by the then Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Ms Gillard), the provisions for accountability and transparency are far less than the standard expected of company directors, and

  (v) the Coalition has a plan for better accountability and transparency for registered organisations; and

 (b) calls on the Government to adopt the Coalition's plan for better accountability and transparency for registered organisations.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 27

Senators—

Back

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams

NOES, 32

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Rhiannon

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Wong

Wright

Question negatived.