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senate vote 2018-06-19#4

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  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2018-06-19.221.1) introduced by Australian Conservatives Senator [Cory Bernardi](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/sa/cory_bernardi), which means the motion failed.
  • There was one rebel in this vote. Liberal Senator [Dean Smith](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/dean_smith) [crossed the floor](https://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/crossing-the-floor.html) and voted 'no' against the rest of his party (who voted 'yes').
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that the Liberal Party of Australia's Federal Council recently passed a motion stating "That federal council calls for the full privatisation of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, except for services into regional areas that are not commercially viable";*
  • > *(b) further notes the comments of the Treasurer that the government has no plans to privatise the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC); and*
  • > *(c) congratulates Liberal Party members for continuing to draw attention to the need for structural and budgetary reform of the ABC.*
  • > *(c) congratulates Liberal Party members for continuing to draw attention to the need for structural and budgetary reform of the ABC.*
senate vote 2018-06-19#4

Edited by mackay

on 2018-06-22 18:57:09

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  • Motions Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Motions - Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Restructure and calls for privatisation

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  • <p class="speaker">Cory Bernardi</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2018-06-19.221.1) introduced by Australian Conservatives Senator [Cory Bernardi](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/sa/cory_bernardi), which means the motion failed.
  • There was one rebel in this vote. Liberal Senator [Dean Smith](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/dean_smith) [crossed the floor](https://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/crossing-the-floor.html) and voted 'no' against the rest of his party (who voted 'yes').
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that the Liberal Party of Australia's Federal Council recently passed a motion stating "That federal council calls for the full privatisation of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, except for services into regional areas that are not commercially viable";*
  • > *(b) further notes the comments of the Treasurer that the government has no plans to privatise the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC); and*
  • > *(c) congratulates Liberal Party members for continuing to draw attention to the need for structural and budgetary reform of the ABC.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that the Liberal Party of Australia's Federal Council recently passed a motion stating "That federal council calls for the full privatisation of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, except for services into regional areas that are not commercially viable";</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) further notes the comments of the Treasurer that the government has no plans to privatise the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC); and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(c) congratulates Liberal Party members for continuing to draw attention to the need for structural and budgetary reform of the ABC.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">James McGrath</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to make a short statement.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">James McGrath</p>
  • <p>The coalition government will never privatise the ABC. The motion acknowledges that this is the policy of the government. The government will always work to support Commonwealth-funded agencies to be the best possible stewards of taxpayer resources.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>The question is that general business notice of motion No. 835 standing in the name of Senator Bernardi be agreed to.</p>