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LAW AND JUSTICE—NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION AND INTEGRITY COMMISSION—PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 503—That the Senate calls on the Rudd Government to consider the establishment of a National Anti-Corruption and Integrity Commission which has the powers of a standing Royal Commission and the purview to detect, investigate and prevent corruption across all Commonwealth departments and agencies, the activities of Federal Parliament, Federal parliamentarians and Federal law enforcement agencies.

Statements by leave: The Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding) and Senator Bob Brown, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,6


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamSiewert (Teller)Xenophon
Hanson-YoungMilne

NOES, 39


Senators—
AdamsCashFurnerO'Brien
ArbibColbeckHoggParry (Teller)
BackCollinsHumphriesPolley
BarnettCormannHurleyPratt
BernardiCrossinHutchinsRyan
BilykFarrellLudwigStephens
BirminghamFeeneyLundySterle
BishopFergusonMarshallTrood
Brown, CarolFieldingMcEwenWortley
CameronFisherMcGauran

Question negatived.