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21    Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee— Publication of Documents

Senator Fierravanti-Wells, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 142—That the Senate authorises the publication of the unpublished documents provided to the former Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee by Fair Work Australia in relation to the Fair Work Australia report, Investigation into the National Office of the Health Services Union under section 331 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 .

Senator Faulkner, by leave, moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add:

    (2)   That, in taking the unusual step of ordering the publication of in camera evidence, the Senate notes:

                 (a)   the sensitivity of much of the material has been diminished by the passage of time and the disclosure of these matters in criminal proceedings or in the Fair Work Australia report; and

                 (b)   publication is not inconsistent with the Senate’s well-established principles on the application of the sub judice convention or with any of the usual grounds on which Senate committees would generally decline to publish evidence.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.

Statements by leave : Senators Fierravanti-Wells, Faulkner and Marshall, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Leave refused : Senator Fierravanti-Wells sought leave to make a further statement.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.