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19    Senate—Electoral Law Changes—Communications and Minutes—Order for Production of Documents

Senator McEwen, at the request of Senator Collins and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1060—That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Finance and the Special Minister of State, no later than 9.30 am on Thursday, 3 March 2016:

    (a)   documents recording all communications with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) by:

                  (i)   the Minister for Finance,

                 (ii)   the Acting Special Minister of State,

                (iii)   the Special Minister of State, and

                (iv)   the Department of Finance;

             relating to proposed changes to the Senate voting system, including the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, since 1 September 2015; and

    (b)   the minutes of all ‘round table’ meetings that have taken place in which the AEC participated.

Question put and passed.