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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME—JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE—PROPOSED APPOINTMENT

Senator Fifield, also on behalf of Senator Boyce, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 820—

 (1) That a joint select committee, to be known as the Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme be established to oversee the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

 (2) That the committee be subject to terms of reference and reporting dates, to be agreed upon by the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition and agreed to by both Houses of Parliament.

 (3) That the committee consist of 10 members, two Government members and two Opposition members, two Government senators and two Opposition senators, one Australian Greens member or senator and one independent member or senator.

 (4) That every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 (5) That the members of the committee hold office as a joint select committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time, whichever is the earlier.

 (6) That the committee elect as its joint chairs a Government member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Government Whip or Whips or the Leader of the Government in the House of Representatives or the Leader of the Government in the Senate, and an Opposition member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Opposition Whip or Whips or the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives or the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.


 (7) That three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one Opposition member of either House.

 (8) That the committee have the power to call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced.

 (9) That the committee may conduct proceedings at any place it sees fit.

 (10) That the committee have the power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

 (11) That the committee report to both Houses of Parliament from time to time.

 (12) That the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

 (13) That a message be sent to the House of Representatives acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur with the action accordingly.

Statements by leave: The Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Senator McLucas) and Senators Ludlam and Fifield, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Leave refused: Senator Boyce sought leave to make a statement relating to motion.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams

NOES, 35

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Bob

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Rhiannon

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Question negatived.