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senate vote 2014-09-23#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-11-14 16:52:28

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  • Committees — Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration — Put the question
  • Committees — Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration — End debate on whether to debate the motion

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senate vote 2014-09-23#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-11-14 16:51:35

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Description

  • An equal number of senators voted 'aye' and 'no' in respect of the [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.111.3) that the question be put, which means that it was unsuccessful. It was introduced by Palmer United Party Senator [Jacqui Lambie](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/jacqui_lambie). The 'question' referred to in the motion was whether the senators agreed to an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.106.1) introduced by Senator [Eric Abetz](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/eric_abetz).
  • An equal number of senators agreed and disagreed [to end debate](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.111.3) on whether they should be able to debate creating a [select committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate_committees#Select_committee) (in parliamentary jargon, an equal number voted 'aye' and 'no' to [putting the question](http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/odgers/chap1023)). This means that the debate on whether to keep debating can continue!
  • _Background to the motion_
  • ###What will the committee do?
  • Senator Abetz' amendment related to Palmer United Party Senator [Glenn Lazarus](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/queensland/glenn_lazarus)' [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.105.1), which related to his plans to establish a [select committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate_committees#Select_committees) on certain aspects of the Queensland government administration. Senator Lazarus explained that this committee was necessary because, "[o]ver the last 18 months, serious issues have been raised across the community regarding Queensland government appointments, judicial appointments, project approvals, use of funds, policies and practices, environmental degradation and various other matters" (see [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.96.1) for Senator Lazarus' full explanation).
  • The select committee will inquire into and report on:
  • * what the [Queensland Government](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Queensland) has done with funds given to them by the [Federal Government](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Australia) since 26 March 2012 (which is when Premier [Campbell Newman](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_Newman) took up his office);
  • * [judicial independence](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judicial_independence) and [separation of powers](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_powers);
  • * the approval process for development projects related to exporting resources or services;
  • * whether the Queensland Government's policies are consistent with Australia's obligations under [international law](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_international_law), including [environmental law](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_law) and [human rights](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_human_rights_law) instruments; and
  • * how appropriate it is for the Federal [Minister for the Environment](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minister_for_the_Environment_%28Australia%29) to delegate his approval powers to the Queensland Government under the [Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_Protection_and_Biodiversity_Conservation_Act_1999).
  • But! Because of Australia's [federal system of government](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_of_Australia), the committee can only look into these things if they in some way relate to the Commonwealth.
  • ###Background to the motion
  • Palmer United Party Senator [Glenn Lazarus](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/queensland/glenn_lazarus) explained that he proposed to establish this select committee because "serious issues have been raised across the community regarding Queensland government appointments, judicial appointments, project approvals, use of funds, policies and practices, environmental degradation and various other matters" (see his [full explanation](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.96.1)).
senate vote 2014-09-23#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 12:56:02

Title

Description

  • An equal number of senators voted 'aye' and 'no' in respect of the [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.111.3) that the question be put, which means that it was unsuccessful. It was introduced by Palmer United Party Senator [Jacqui Lambie](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/jacqui_lambie). The 'question' referred to in the motion was whether the senators agreed to an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.106.1) introduced by Senator [Eric Abetz](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/eric_abetz).
  • _Background to the motion_
  • Senator Abetz' motion related to Palmer United Party Senator [Glenn Lazarus](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/queensland/glenn_lazarus)' previous [motion](http://www.aph.gov.au/~/media/02%20Parliamentary%20Business/22%20Chamber%20Documents/Dynamic%20Red/30%20september_joint%20select%20committee%20motion_PUP), which was to establish a [select committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate_committees#Select_committees) on certain aspects of the Queensland government administration. Senator Lazarus explained that it was motivated by the fact that, "[o]ver the last 18 months, serious issues have been raised across the community regarding Queensland government appointments, judicial appointments, project approvals, use of funds, policies and practices, environmental degradation and various other matters" (see [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.96.1) for Senator Lazarus' full explanation).
  • Senator Abetz' amendment related to Palmer United Party Senator [Glenn Lazarus](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/queensland/glenn_lazarus)' [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.105.1), which related to his plans to establish a [select committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate_committees#Select_committees) on certain aspects of the Queensland government administration. Senator Lazarus explained that this committee was necessary because, "[o]ver the last 18 months, serious issues have been raised across the community regarding Queensland government appointments, judicial appointments, project approvals, use of funds, policies and practices, environmental degradation and various other matters" (see [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.96.1) for Senator Lazarus' full explanation).
senate vote 2014-09-23#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 12:45:33

Title

Description

  • An equal number of senators voted 'aye' and 'no' in respect of the [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.111.3) that the question be put, which means that it was unsuccessful. It was introduced by Palmer United Party Senator [Jacqui Lambie](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/jacqui_lambie). The 'question' referred to in the motion was whether the senators agreed to an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.106.1) introduced by Senator [Eric Abetz](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/eric_abetz).
  • _Background to the motion_
  • Senator Lazarus explained that his motion to establish a [select committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate_committees#Select_committees) on certain aspects of the Queensland government administration was motivated by the fact that, "[o]ver the last 18 months, serious issues have been raised across the community regarding Queensland government appointments, judicial appointments, project approvals, use of funds, policies and practices, environmental degradation and various other matters" (see [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.96.1) for Senator Lazarus' full explanation).
  • Senator Abetz' motion related to Palmer United Party Senator [Glenn Lazarus](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/queensland/glenn_lazarus)' previous [motion](http://www.aph.gov.au/~/media/02%20Parliamentary%20Business/22%20Chamber%20Documents/Dynamic%20Red/30%20september_joint%20select%20committee%20motion_PUP), which was to establish a [select committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate_committees#Select_committees) on certain aspects of the Queensland government administration. Senator Lazarus explained that it was motivated by the fact that, "[o]ver the last 18 months, serious issues have been raised across the community regarding Queensland government appointments, judicial appointments, project approvals, use of funds, policies and practices, environmental degradation and various other matters" (see [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.96.1) for Senator Lazarus' full explanation).
senate vote 2014-09-23#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 12:17:27

Title

  • Committees — Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration - Put the question
  • Committees — Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration Put the question

Description

senate vote 2014-09-23#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 09:46:18

Title

Description

  • An equal number of senators voted 'aye' and 'no' in respect of the [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.111.3) that the question be put, which was introduced by Palmer United Party Senator [Jacqui Lambie](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/jacqui_lambie). The question was whether the senators agreed to an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.106.1) introduced by Senator [Eric Abetz](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/eric_abetz).
  • An equal number of senators voted 'aye' and 'no' in respect of the [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.111.3) that the question be put, which means that it was unsuccessful. It was introduced by Palmer United Party Senator [Jacqui Lambie](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/jacqui_lambie). The 'question' referred to in the motion was whether the senators agreed to an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.106.1) introduced by Senator [Eric Abetz](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/eric_abetz).
  • _Background to the motion_
  • Senator Lazarus explained that his motion to establish a [select committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate_committees#Select_committees) on certain aspects of the Queensland government administration was motivated by the fact that, "[o]ver the last 18 months, serious issues have been raised across the community regarding Queensland government appointments, judicial appointments, project approvals, use of funds, policies and practices, environmental degradation and various other matters" (see [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.96.1) for Senator Lazarus' full explanation).
senate vote 2014-09-23#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 09:45:26

Title

  • Committees — Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration - Debate the motion
  • Committees — Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration - Put the question

Description

  • An equal number of senators voted 'aye' and 'no' in respect of the [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.106.1) moved by Senator [Eric Abetz](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/eric_abetz), which means that it was unsuccessful. His amendment would have changed the following wording of Senator [Glenn Lazarus](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/queensland/glenn_lazarus)' [previous motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.105.1) that his motion to establish the Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration is "moved and determined without debate" to "and have precedence over all other business today until determined". In other words, Senator Abetz wanted to ensure that the motion to establish the Select Committee can be debated.
  • An equal number of senators voted 'aye' and 'no' in respect of the [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.111.3) that the question be put, which was introduced by Palmer United Party Senator [Jacqui Lambie](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/jacqui_lambie). The question was whether the senators agreed to an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.106.1) introduced by Senator [Eric Abetz](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/eric_abetz).
  • _Background to the motion_
  • Senator Lazarus explained that his motion to establish a [select committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate_committees#Select_committees) on certain aspects of the Queensland government administration was motivated by the fact that, "[o]ver the last 18 months, serious issues have been raised across the community regarding Queensland government appointments, judicial appointments, project approvals, use of funds, policies and practices, environmental degradation and various other matters" (see [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.96.1) for Senator Lazarus' full explanation).
senate vote 2014-09-23#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 09:22:36

Title

  • Committees — Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration Related to Commonwealth Government Affairs; Appointment
  • Committees — Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration - Debate the motion

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Jacqui Lambie</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the question be now put.</p>
  • An equal number of senators voted 'aye' and 'no' in respect of the [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.106.1) moved by Senator [Eric Abetz](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/tasmania/eric_abetz), which means that it was unsuccessful. His amendment would have changed the following wording of Senator [Glenn Lazarus](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/members/senate/queensland/glenn_lazarus)' [previous motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.105.1) that his motion to establish the Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration is "moved and determined without debate" to "and have precedence over all other business today until determined". In other words, Senator Abetz wanted to ensure that the motion to establish the Select Committee can be debated.
  • _Background to the motion_
  • Senator Lazarus explained that his motion to establish a [select committee](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Senate_committees#Select_committees) on certain aspects of the Queensland government administration was motivated by the fact that, "[o]ver the last 18 months, serious issues have been raised across the community regarding Queensland government appointments, judicial appointments, project approvals, use of funds, policies and practices, environmental degradation and various other matters" (see [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2014-09-23.96.1) for Senator Lazarus' full explanation).
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>Just so senators are clear: the motion is that the question now be put. The question is that the amendment moved by Senator Abetz be agreed to.</p>
  • <p>Question put.</p>
  • <p></p>