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Thursday, 25 October 2018
Page: 11209


Mr VASTA (Bonner) (16:19): by leave—I move:

That the following matters be referred to the House Standing Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests:

(1) development of a foreign influence transparency scheme to apply to parliamentarians, in parallel with the Government's scheme established under the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018, which imposes on Members similar transparency obligations to those in the Government's scheme, but is appropriately adapted for the parliamentary environment;

(2) consideration of the Government's scheme and its timetable for implementation, and the report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the enabling legislation, in particular the recommendations in relation to a parallel parliamentary scheme;

(3) consideration of any other issues related to a parliamentary foreign influence transparency scheme; and

(4) consultation with the equivalent committee in the Senate with the aim of agreeing to a single parliamentary foreign influence transparency scheme to apply uniformly, together with uniform processes for its implementation for Members and Senators.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Mr Hogan ): Is the motion seconded?

Mr Conroy: I second the motion.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: Do you wish to speak to the motion, Member for Bonner?

Mr VASTA: No.

Question agreed to.