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18    Law and Justice—Vehicle Export Market—Theft of Vehicles

Senator Muir, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 854—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council estimates that 20 passenger and light commercial vehicles are stolen and exported from Australia each week,

                 (ii)   there are media reports that indicate that there has also been a spike in unrecovered, stolen four-wheel drive vehicles in recent years,

                (iii)   terror experts claim that these four-wheel drive vehicles are exported to Turkey and then driven across the border into Syria for use as armoured vehicles by terrorist organisations, and

                (iv)   vehicle exporters are not required to provide a clean Personal Property Securities Register report prior to the vehicle leaving the country; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to:

                  (i)   require all vehicle exporters to provide to the relevant authorities a clean Personal Property Securities Register report as a mandatory compliance component of the export process, and

                 (ii)   direct the responsible authorities to further investigate this problem in the interests of national security.

Statements by leave : Senator Muir and the Assistant Cabinet Secretary (Senator Ryan), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 8

Senators—

Day

Lazarus

Madigan

Wang

Lambie

Leyonhjelm

Muir (Teller)

Xenophon

 

 

NOES, 38

Senators—

Back

Hanson-Young

McKenzie

Rhiannon

Bilyk

Ketter

McKim

Rice

Bullock

Lindgren

McLucas

Ronaldson

Bushby

Lines

Moore

Ryan

Canavan

Ludlam

O’Neill

Siewert

Collins

Ludwig

Parry

Simms

Dastyari

Marshall

Peris

Smith

Di Natale

McAllister

Polley

Waters

Edwards

McEwen (Teller)

Reynolds

Whish-Wilson

Gallagher

McGrath

 

 

 

Question negatived.