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19    Culture and the Arts— Triple J Hottest 100

Senator Siewert, also on behalf of Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 613—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes Triple J’s decision to move its iconic Hottest 100 from 26 January to the fourth weekend in January;

               (b)       acknowledges the consultation process undertaken, in which almost 65,000 people participated in a questionnaire about the Hottest 100 date, with 60% in favour of moving the date;

                (c)       notes that the Triple J Hottest 100 debuted on 5 March 1989;

               (d)       reminds the Minister for the Arts and Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield) of the importance of the independence of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and calls on him not to interfere with decisions of the broadcaster; and

                (e)       urges other organisations and community groups to consult their communities about celebrations and events held on 26 January.

Statements by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath) and Senator Siewert, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 9

Senators—

Bartlett

McKim

Rice

Steele-John

Di Natale

Rhiannon

Siewert*

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

 

 

 

NOES, 37

Senators—

Bernardi

Fierravanti-Wells

McCarthy

Pratt

Brockman

Fifield

McGrath

Reynolds

Brown

Georgiou

McKenzie

Ruston

Burston

Griff

Moore

Ryan

Bushby

Hinch

O’Neill

Seselja

Cameron

Hume

Paterson

Smith

Canavan

Ketter

Patrick

Urquhart*

Chisholm

Kitching

Payne

Watt

Collins

Lines

Polley

Williams

Duniam

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.