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FINANCE—FINAL BUDGET OUTCOME

Senator Cormann, also on behalf of Senator Williams, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1096—That the Senate calls on the Government to instruct Treasury to:

 (a) expedite the completion of the Final Budget Outcome for 2012-13 as soon as practicable after the end of the financial year; and

 (b) make the Final Budget Outcome for 2012-13 available for the Treasurer to release by 31 August 2013.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Back (Teller)

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boyce

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Kroger

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ruston

Ryan

Scullion

Smith

Williams

Xenophon


NOES, 34

Senators—

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Evans

Farrell

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Pratt

Rhiannon

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Question negatived.

Statement by leave: Senator Cormann, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.