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12       Bills— National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 (No. 2)—Consideration

The Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters) Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate , pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1247—That the Senate—

(a)               notes that:

(i)                    the Senate passed the Australian Greens’ National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 (No. 2) (NIC Bill) on 9 September 2019,

(ii)                  the NIC Bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on 10 September 2019, and

(iii)                further Senate resolutions on 10 February 2020 and 15 June 2020 called on the House of Representatives to debate the NIC Bill, but the bill has yet to be debated;

(b)              calls on the Federal Government to bring on the NIC Bill in the House of Representatives for immediate debate; and

(c)               transmits this resolution to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Statement by leave : Senator Roberts, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 24

Senators—

Ayres

Faruqi

McAllister

Sheldon

Carr

Gallagher

McKim

Thorpe

Chisholm

Green

O’Neill

Urquhart*

Ciccone

Grogan

Patrick

Walsh

Cox

Hanson-Young

Pratt

Waters

Farrell

Lines

Rice

Watt

 

NOES, 24

Senators—

Abetz

Colbeck

McKenzie

Reynolds

Bragg

Davey

Molan

Roberts

Brockman

Fierravanti-Wells

O’Sullivan

Ruston

Canavan

Hughes

Paterson

Seselja

Cash

Hume

Payne

Smith, Dean*

Chandler

McGrath

Rennick

Stoker

* Tellers

The ayes and noes were equal and so the question was negatived.