Title SJ No. 142 - 03 April 2019
31 Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2019
Database Senate Journals
Date 03-04-2019
Source Senate
Parl No. 45
Number 142
Status Proof
System Id chamber/journals/e0ba711d-7661-48f8-baa6-f0f59b415b23/0032


SJ No. 142 - 03 April 2019 - 31 Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2019

31    Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2019

Limitation of debate : The time allotted for consideration of the bill expired ( see entry no. 4 ).

The following amendment circulated by Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party was considered:

At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate:

                         (a)       notes public concerns that former Governors-General are entitled to receive allowances even if they have engaged in serious misconduct; and

                         (b)       calls upon the Government to introduce legislation to amend the Governor-General Act 1974 to end the payment of allowances to Governors-General who have engaged in serious misconduct.”

Statement by leave : The Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch), by leave, made a statement relating to the matter.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 13

Senators—

Di Natale

Hinch*

Rice

Steele-John

Faruqi

McKim

Siewert

Waters

Griff

Patrick

Spender

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

 

 

 

NOES, 33

Senators—

Bilyk

Duniam

Lines

Pratt

Birmingham

Farrell

Marshall

Ruston

Brockman

Fierravanti-Wells

Martin

Seselja

Carr

Fifield

McCarthy

Smith, David

Cash

Gallacher

Molan

Smith, Dean

Chisholm

Gichuhi

O’Neill

Sterle

Ciccone

Hume

O’Sullivan

Stoker

Colbeck

Ketter*

Paterson

Williams

Dodson

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The following amendment circulated by Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party was considered:

Page 3 (after line 9), at the end of the bill, add:

Schedule 2 Cessation of allowances for serious misconduct

Governor-General Act 1974

1  After section 4AG

Insert:

4AGA   Cessation of allowances for serious misconduct

     (1)   Allowances cease to be payable to a former Governor-General or a spouse of a former Governor-General under this Act if each House of the Parliament passes a resolution that the House is of the opinion that the former Governor-General has engaged in serious misconduct.

     (2)   The allowances cease to be payable from the day after the day the second House passes a resolution in accordance with subsection (1).

2  Subsection 4AI(1)

Omit “4AG”, substitute “4AGA”.

3  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply to all Governors-General including those who held office before the commencement of this Schedule.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 13

Senators—

Di Natale

Hinch*

Rice

Steele-John

Faruqi

McKim

Siewert

Waters

Griff

Patrick

Spender

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

 

 

 

NOES, 33

Senators—

Bilyk

Duniam

Lines

Pratt

Birmingham

Farrell

Marshall

Ruston

Brockman

Fierravanti-Wells

Martin

Seselja

Carr

Fifield

McCarthy

Smith, David

Cash

Gallacher

Molan

Smith, Dean

Chisholm

Gichuhi

O’Neill

Sterle

Ciccone

Hume

O’Sullivan

Stoker

Colbeck

Ketter*

Paterson

Williams

Dodson

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

Question—That the remaining stages of this bill be agreed to and this bill be now passed—put and passed.

Bill read a third time.