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17    Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Reference

Senator Lambie amended business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—

    (1)   That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 10 May 2016:

             The operation of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) resistance to interrogation (RTI) training, with particular reference to:

                 (a)   what training methods are used;

                 (b)   whether these training methods are in accordance with Australia’s international obligations and Australian domestic laws;

                 (c)   the effectiveness of existing ADF supervisory control measures;

                 (d)   the ongoing mental health and wellbeing of personnel who have participated in RTI training; and

                 (e)   the matters raised in questions to Lieutenant General Campbell during the 2015-16 additional estimates.

    (2)   That the Senate:

                 (a)   notes that Lieutenant General Campbell acknowledged during estimates questioning that video and other electronic records were made by the ADF for RTI training; and

                 (b)   calls on the Minister for Defence (Senator Payne) to provide the committee, under special circumstances which protect serving and former ADF personnel identities and operational security, with all recordings made by the ADF for RTI training by 15 March 2016 to assist the committee with the inquiry.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 34

Senators—

Bullock

Lambie

McLucas

Siewert

Cameron

Lazarus

Moore

Simms

Carr

Lines

Muir

Singh

Collins

Ludlam

O’Neill

Urquhart

Conroy

Ludwig

Peris

Wang

Dastyari

Madigan

Polley

Waters

Di Natale

McAllister

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

McEwen (Teller)

Rice

Xenophon

Ketter

McKim

 

 

 

NOES, 27

Senators—

Back

Fawcett

Macdonald

Ruston

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

McGrath

Ryan

Bushby (Teller)

Fifield

McKenzie

Scullion

Canavan

Heffernan

Nash

Seselja

Cash

Johnston

O’Sullivan

Smith

Colbeck

Leyonhjelm

Payne

Williams

Edwards

Lindgren

Reynolds

 

 

 

Question agreed to.