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24    Administration— GetUp!—Regulation and scrutiny

Senator Bernardi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 582—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that political activist organisation GetUp!:

                                     (i)       was seed-funded by organisations closely connected with Mr George Soros, a renowned globalist and funder of socialist politicians and causes,

                                    (ii)       has provided and received support for left-of-centre political parties, trade unions and other organisations, and

                                  (iii)       has actively campaigned like a political party and, in every such instance, against right-of-centre politicians during election periods; and

               (b)       affirms that GetUp! is deserving of greater electoral regulation or scrutiny, given its impact upon our political process, economic development, support for litigation against major job-creating projects, border protection policies, national security, sovereignty and our institutions.

Statements by leave : Senators Gallagher and Bernardi and the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Leave refused : Senator Rhiannon sought leave to make a statement relating to the motion. An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 27

Senators—

Abetz

Canavan

Hanson

Paterson

Anning

Cash

Hume

Reynolds

Bernardi

Duniam

Leyonhjelm

Ruston

Birmingham

Fawcett

Macdonald

Ryan

Brockman

Fierravanti-Wells

McGrath

Seselja

Burston

Fifield

McKenzie

Smith

Bushby*

Georgiou

O’Sullivan

 

 

 

NOES, 31

Senators—

Bartlett

Dodson

Ketter

Siewert

Brown

Farrell

Kitching

Singh

Cameron

Gallacher

McAllister

Steele-John

Carr

Gallagher

McKim

Sterle

Chisholm

Griff

O’Neill

Urquhart*

Collins

Hanson-Young

Patrick

Watt

Dastyari

Hinch

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Di Natale

Kakoschke-Moore

Rice

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

After 12.45 pm—