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25    Culture and the Arts— Triple J Hottest 100

Senator Canavan, also on behalf of Senators Macdonald, McKenzie, Seselja, Williams, McGrath, Paterson, Duniam, Reynolds, Fifield, Abetz, Bushby and Brockman, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 614—

(1)       That the Senate—

(a)       notes that Australia Day is on 26 January and should remain so; and

(b)       recognises that Triple J’s Hottest 100 has become an iconic event since it was first proposed during Australia’s bicentennial year in 1988.

(2)       That the Senate notes that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Charter states that a function of the Corporation is to broadcast programs that contribute to a sense of national identity.

(3)       That the Senate is of the view that the ABC should restore the Hottest 100 to Australia Day, 26 January.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 26

Senators—

Abetz

Duniam

Macdonald

Payne

Bernardi

Fawcett

McGrath

Reynolds

Brockman

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Ruston

Burston

Fifield

O’Sullivan

Ryan

Bushby*

Georgiou

Paterson

Smith

Canavan

Griff

Patrick

Williams

Cash

Hume

 

 

 

NOES, 27

Senators—

Bartlett

Di Natale

McKim

Siewert

Bilyk

Hanson-Young

Moore

Singh

Brown

Hinch

O’Neill

Steele-John

Cameron

Ketter

Polley

Urquhart*

Carr

Kitching

Pratt

Watt

Chisholm

McAllister

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Collins

McCarthy

Rice

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

Leave refused : Senator Hanson-Young sought leave to make a statement relating to the motion. An objection was raised and leave was not granted.