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29    Military Exports » to « Saudi » Arabia—Order for Production of Documents

Senator Ludlam amended general business notice of motion no. 297 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   the Australian Defence Department has approved four military « exports » to « Saudi » Arabia in the past year, and

                 (ii)   the Minister for Defence Industry, the Honourable Christopher Pyne MP, visited Riyadh in December 2016 to promote Australian defence materiel to senior government figures, including Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah al-Saud, the head of « Saudi » Arabia’s National Guard; and

    (b)   orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, by no later than 6 pm on 30 March 2017:

                  (i)   the Minister for Defence Industry’s itinerary in « Saudi » Arabia, and

                 (ii)   any documents relating to approvals for military « exports » to « Saudi Arabia since January 2016.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 39

Senators—

Bernardi

Gallagher

Leyonhjelm

Rhiannon

Bilyk

Georgiou

Ludlam

Rice

Brown

Griff

Marshall

Roberts

Burston

Hanson

McAllister

Siewert

Cameron

Hanson-Young

McCarthy

Singh

Chisholm

Hinch

McKim

Sterle

Collins

Kakoschke-Moore

Moore

Urquhart*

Dodson

Ketter

O’Neill

Watt

Farrell

Kitching

Polley

Whish-Wilson

Gallacher

Lambie

Pratt

 

 

 

NOES, 22

Senators—

Abetz

Fierravanti-Wells

Paterson

Scullion

Back

Fifield

Payne

Seselja

Bushby*

McGrath

Reynolds

Sinodinos

Canavan

McKenzie

Ruston

Smith

Duniam

O’Sullivan

Ryan

Williams

Fawcett

Parry

 

* Tellers

Question agreed to.