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   14   Joint Select Committee on Road Safety—Proposed amendment to the resolution

Mr Porter (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)        the resolution of appointment of the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety be amended to read as follows:

That:

(a)        a Joint Select Committee on Road Safety be appointed to inquire into and report on:

(i)         the effectiveness of existing road safety support services and programs, including opportunities to integrate Safe System principles into health, education, industry and transport policy;

(ii)       the impact of road trauma on the nation, including the importance of achieving zero deaths and serious injuries in remote and regional areas;

(iii)     the possible establishment of a future parliamentary Standing Committee on Road Safety and its functions;

(iv)      measures to ensure state, territory and local government road infrastructure investment incorporates the Safe System principles;

(v)        road trauma and incident data collection and coordination across Australia;

(vi)      recommending strategies, performance measures and targets for the next National Road Safety Strategy;

(vii)    recommendations for the role of the newly established Office of Road Safety; and

(viii) other measures to support the Australian Parliament’s ongoing resolve to reduce incidents on our roads, with a focus on the recommendations from the Inquiry into the effectiveness of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020;

(b)        the committee present an interim report on or before 31 July 2020 and its final report on or before 31 October 2020;

(c)        the committee consist of nine members, four Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, two Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, and one Senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, one Senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and one Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(d)        participating members may:

(i)         be appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Government Whip in the House of Representatives, the Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate or any minority party or independent senator or member of the House of Representatives; and

(ii)       participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of members of the committee, but may not vote on any question before the committee;

(e)        every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(f)         the members of the committee hold office as a joint select committee until presentation of the committee’s final report or until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time, whichever is the earlier;

(g)        the committee may proceed to the dispatch of business notwithstanding that not all members have been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy;

(h)        the committee elect:

(i)         a Government member as its chair; and

(ii)       a non-Government member as its deputy chair who shall act as chair of the committee at any time when the chair is not present at a meeting of the committee;

(i)         at any time when the chair and deputy chair are not present at a meeting of the committee, the members present shall elect another member to act as chair at that meeting;

(j)         in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote;

(k)        three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(l)         the committee:

(i)         have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of three or more of its members, and to refer to any subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine; and

(ii)       appoint the chair of each subcommittee who shall have a casting vote only;

(m)      each subcommittee shall have at least one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(n)        at any time when the chair of a subcommittee is not present at a meeting of the subcommittee, the members of the subcommittee present shall elect another member of that subcommittee to act as chair at that meeting;

(o)        two members of a subcommittee constitute the quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(p)        members of the committee who are not members of a subcommittee may participate in the proceedings of that subcommittee but shall not vote, move any motion or be counted for the purpose of a quorum;

(q)        the committee or any subcommittee have power to:

(i)         call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced;

(ii)       conduct proceedings at any place it sees fit;

(iii)     sit in public or in private;

(iv)      report from time to time; and

(v)        adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the House of Representatives and the Senate;

(r)         the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of any former committee on related matters; and

(s)         the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders; and

(2)        a message be sent to the Senate requesting its concurrence in the amended resolution.

Question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr A. D. H. Smith, in the Chair)—

AYES, 74

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Ms Liu

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

Ms Steggall

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Stevens

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Sukkar

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Taylor

Ms Bell

Ms Hammond

Dr Martin

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Thompson

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Pasin

Dr Webster

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr Pearce

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

 



 

NOES, 61

Mr Albanese

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Dr Aly

Dr Freelander

Ms McBride

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Georganas

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Mr Giles

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burns

Mr Gorman

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gosling

Dr Mulino

Ms Stanley*

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hayes

Ms Murphy

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Clare

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Ms Coker

Ms Kearney

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Collins

Mr Keogh

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Mr Conroy

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Mr Dick

Ms C. F. King

Ms Plibersek

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Dreyfus

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Zappia

Mrs Elliot

 

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.