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Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Page: 5840

Senator DI NATALE (VictoriaLeader of the Australian Greens) (15:45): I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 428 standing in my name for today concerning an order for the production of documents relating to advice from the Solicitor-General before asking that it be taken as formal.

Leave is granted.

Senator DI NATALE: I move the motion as amended:


(a) the Senate notes:

   (i) the admission of the Member for New England, Mr Barnaby Joyce MP, that he may hold New Zealand citizenship,

   (ii) that the New Zealand Government has confirmed that Mr Joyce is a citizen of New Zealand, and

   (iii) that the case has been referred to the Court of Disputed Returns; and

(b) there be laid on the table, by the Attorney-General, by no later than noon on 17 August 2017, the Solicitor-General's advice regarding the eligibility of the Member for New England to continue to sit as a member of the House of Representatives or serve as a minister in the Cabinet.