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29    Parliament— Eligibility of senators

Senator Bernardi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 567—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes:

                                     (i)       the numerous cases regarding the eligibility of senators under section 44 of the Constitution,

                                    (ii)       the uncertainty about votes that have occurred with the participation of ineligible senators, and

                                  (iii)       the motion that passed the Senate on 13 November 2017, requiring senators to disclose certain matters pertaining to their citizenship, which remains binding whether or not the Senate continues sitting; and

               (b)       calls on the Prime Minister, if a similar motion passes in the House of Representatives on 27 November 2017, to immediately thereafter prorogue the Parliament until such time as the High Court has ruled on the eligibility of members and senators.

Statements by leave : The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale), the Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch) and Senator Bernardi, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and negatived.