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WOMEN—BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1174—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors annual audit that shows that just 15.5 per cent of board positions in ASX200 companies are held by women, and that the median company board is made up of 6 men and 1 woman;

 (b) notes that companies with a greater proportion of women in senior management and board positions are more profitable; and

 (c) calls on the Government to legislate to ensure ASX200 companies have a minimum of 40 per cent female board directors within the next 5 years.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,9


Senators—
Di NataleMilneSiewert (Teller)Whish-Wilson
Hanson-YoungRhiannonWatersWright
Ludlam

NOES, 32


Senators—
BackFaulknerMarshallRuston
BishopFeeneyMcEwenSingh
CameronFifieldMcKenzieSmith
CashFurnerMooreStephens
ColbeckGallacherParrySterle
CollinsKroger (Teller)PolleyThistlethwaite
CrossinLundyPrattUrquhart
EvansMadiganRonaldsonXenophon

Question negatived.

Statements by leave: Senators Milne and Cash, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.