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  • Motions Ministerial Conduct
  • Motions - Ministerial Conduct - Suspend the rules to consider a motion


  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion moved by the Manager of Opposition Business be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion]( introduced by the MP for Watson [Tony Burke]( (Labor), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That so much of the [standing orders]( be suspended as would prevent the Member for Watson from moving the following motion forthwith:*
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  • > *That the House:*
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  • > *(1) notes that:*
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  • >> *(a) today, the Prime Minister provided a letter to the Senate and the House from his departmental secretary relating to the inquiry into the compliance of former ministers Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop with the Ministerial Standards;*
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  • >> *(b) the letter advised the Prime Minister that Ms Bishop told the secretary she had no contact with Palladium as Minister for Foreign Affairs;*
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  • >> *(c) Ms Bishop appeared in a video filmed in her ministerial office and published on Palladium's FaceBook page on 9 June 2017 titled "Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop commends Shared Value and Palladium's Business Partnership Platform";*
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  • >> *(d) during the period Ms Bishop was Minister for Foreign Affairs the company Palladium and its related entities entered into contracts with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade valued at over $600 million;*
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  • >> *(e) the integrity of this Government is linked to the observance and enforcement of the Ministerial Standards; and*
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  • >> *(f) unanswered questions remain in relation to the relationship between Ms Bishop and the departmental contractor on whose board she now sits and the rigour of the inquiry by the Prime Minister's departmental secretary; and*
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  • > *(2) therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to direct his departmental secretary to re-open his inquiry into former Minister Bishop.*