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LAW AND JUSTICE—RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA—PROPOSED ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

Senator Xenophon, also on behalf of the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 882—That there be laid on the table, no later than 17 September 2012:

 (a) any documents or information from Securency International Ltd and Note Printing Australia to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) pertaining to allegations of corruption and bribery at these subsidiaries, prior to the exposure of the allegations in the media in May 2009;

 (b) any internal RBA documents discussing the receipt of any documents or information pertaining to such allegations;

 (c) any written advice or information provided to the Government by the RBA pertaining to these allegations;

 (d) the Freehills report into Note Printing Australia's agency arrangements, including the terms of reference for this report and any information provided to Freehills; and

 (e) the Note Printing Australia audit report into these allegations.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,11


Senators—
Di NataleMadiganSiewert (Teller)Wright
Hanson-YoungMilneWatersXenophon
LudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson

NOES, 38


Senators—
AbetzEdwardsLudwigPratt
BackFarrellLundyRyan
BernardiFawcettMarshallScullion
BirminghamFeeneyMcEwen (Teller)Singh
BishopFierravanti-WellsMcKenzieSmith
BrownFifieldMcLucasSterle
CameronFurnerMooreThistlethwaite
ColbeckGallacherNashThorp
CollinsHoggParry
CrossinKrogerPolley

Question negatived.