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24    Trade—Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Senator Xenophon, also on behalf of Senators Lazarus, Muir, Whish-Wilson and Wang, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 892—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   on 6 October 2015, 12 Pacific-rim countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement,

                 (ii)   to date the text of the Agreement has not been made public, and

                (iii)   on 24 June 2015, the Productivity Commission released its Trade and Assistance Review 2013-14 , which stated ‘the emerging and growing potential for trade preferences to impose net costs on the community presents a compelling case for the final text of an agreement to be rigorously analysed before signing’; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to refer the text of the Agreement to the Productivity Commission for a full-scale review prior to the Agreement’s implementing legislation being introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Statement by leave : Senator Whish-Wilson, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 33

Senators—

Brown

Lines

McLucas

Siewert

Bullock

Ludlam

Moore

Simms

Cameron

Ludwig

Muir

Singh

Collins

Madigan

O’Neill

Urquhart

Dastyari

Marshall

Peris

Wang

Di Natale

McAllister

Polley

Waters

Gallacher

McEwen (Teller)

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

McKim

Rice

Xenophon

Lazarus

 

 

 

NOES, 27

Senators—

Abetz

Day

Lindgren

Ronaldson

Back

Edwards

Macdonald

Ryan

Birmingham

Fawcett

McGrath

Scullion

Bushby (Teller)

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Seselja

Canavan

Fifield

Nash

Sinodinos

Cash

Johnston

Parry

Smith

Colbeck

Leyonhjelm

Reynolds

 

 

 

Question agreed to.