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17    Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—Proposed Reference

Senator McEwen, at the request of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) and Senators Muir and Leyonhjelm, the Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus) and Senators Madigan, Wang, Day and Lambie and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1039—That the provisions of the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 be referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters for inquiry and report by 12 May 2016.

Statements by leave : The Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) and Senator Rhiannon, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 26

Senators—

Bullock

Ketter

Marshall

O’Neill

Cameron

Lambie

McAllister

Singh

Carr

Lazarus

McEwen (Teller)

Sterle

Conroy

Leyonhjelm

McLucas

Urquhart

Dastyari

Lines

Moore

Wang

Day

Ludwig

Muir

Wong

Gallacher

Madigan

 

 

 

NOES, 38

Senators—

Abetz

Fifield

Nash

Ryan

Back

Hanson-Young

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Bernardi

Heffernan

Parry

Siewert

Bushby (Teller)

Johnston

Payne

Simms

Canavan

Lindgren

Reynolds

Smith

Cormann

Ludlam

Rhiannon

Waters

Di Natale

Macdonald

Rice

Whish-Wilson

Edwards

McGrath

Ronaldson

Williams

Fawcett

McKenzie

Ruston

Xenophon

Fierravanti-Wells

McKim

 

 

 

Question negatived.