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PARLIAMENT—HANSARD

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. 1313—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the concern of Hansard editors about their trial changes which have reduced their presence in the Senate and House of Representatives chambers, and

  (ii) that this trial, if made permanent, has a number of serious implications for the social, legal and historical value of Hansard in the future; and


 (b) calls on the Presiding Officers to:

  (i) not make decisions which adversely affect or compromise the quality of Hansard services, and

  (ii) ensure that the integrity and quality of Hansard is their foremost consideration.

Question put and negatived.