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4           Community Sport Infrastructure Program—Legal authority of minister—Communication between offices—Orders for production of documents—Explanations by ministers

Pursuant to order ( see entries nos 35 and 36, 5 February 2020 ), the Minister for Youth and Sport (Senator Colbeck) and the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Payne) provided explanations concerning their responses to orders for the production of documents relating to the Community Sport Infrastructure Program.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) moved—That the Senate take note of the explanations.

Debate ensued.

At 10.50 am : Debate was interrupted while Senator Rice was speaking.

Suspension of sitting : Pursuant to order, the sitting of the Senate was suspended till the ringing of the bells to enable senators to attend a meeting of the House of Representatives for the annual Closing the Gap statement by the Prime Minister.




The sitting of the Senate resumed and debate continued.

Question put and passed.




At 12.45 pm