17th Feb 2021, 4:12 PM – Senate Committees - Use of Commonwealth Grant Money in Queensland Local Government: Select Committee - Appointment
The majority voted against a motion introduced by Queensland Senator Malcolm Roberts (One Nation), which means it failed.
(1) That a select committee to be known as the Select Committee on the Use of Commonwealth Grant Money in Queensland Local Government be established to inquire into and report on the alleged misuse of Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Funding and associated conduct in Queensland local government, with reference to:
(a) the alleged fraudulent misuse of Commonwealth and state disaster recovery funds and other grants;
(b) the role of the Local Government Association of Queensland in enabling corruption and misuse of Commonwealth grant monies;
(c) the stripping of reportedly up to 50% out of Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements and Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements project funding as private profits; and
(d) any other related matter as determined by the committee.
(2) That the committee present its final report on or before 14 October 2021.
(3) That the committee consist of six senators, three nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, two nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and one to be nominated by the Leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation.
(4) That the committee may appoint a sub-committee for the purpose of taking evidence. A sub-committee will consist of any 3 members, chaired by a government or Pauline Hanson's One Nation member, with 1 member nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
(a) participating members may be appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate or any minor party or independent senator;
(b) participating members may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of members of the committee, but may not vote on any questions before the committee; and
(c) that the presence of a quorum for the committee be determined in accordance with the provisions of standing order 29.
(6) That the committee may proceed to the dispatch of business notwithstanding that all members have not been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.
(7) That the committee elect as chair the member nominated by the Leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation and as deputy chair a member nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate.
(8) That the deputy chair act as chair when the chair is absent from a meeting of the committee or the position of chair is temporarily vacant.
(9) That the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, may appoint another member of the committee to act as chair during the temporary absence of both the chair and deputy chair at a meeting of the committee.
(10) That, in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote.
(11) That the committee have power to send for and examine persons and documents, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings, the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit.
(12) That the committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the committee with the approval of the President.
(13) That the committee be empowered to print from day to day such documents and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public.
Votes Not passed by a large majority
Nobody rebelled against their party.
|Australian Greens (100% turnout)||0 Yes – 9 No|
|Mehreen Faruqi NSW||No|
|Sarah Hanson-Young SA||No|
|Nick McKim Tasmania||No|
|Janet Rice Victoria||No|
|Rachel Siewert WA||No|
|Jordon Steele-John WA||No|
|Lidia Thorpe Victoria||No|
|Larissa Waters Queensland||No|
|Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania||No|
|Australian Labor Party (36% turnout)||0 Yes – 9 No|
|Kim Carr Victoria||No|
|Anthony Chisholm Queensland||No|
|Katy Gallagher ACT||No|
|Nita Green Queensland||No|
|Helen Polley Tasmania||No|
|Tony Sheldon NSW||No|
|Glenn Sterle WA||No|
|Anne Urquhart Tasmania||No|
|Murray Watt Queensland||No|
|Tim Ayres NSW||Absent|
|Catryna Bilyk Tasmania||Absent|
|Carol Brown Tasmania||Absent|
|Raff Ciccone Victoria||Absent|
|Patrick Dodson WA||Absent|
|Don Farrell SA||Absent|
|Alex Gallacher SA||Absent|
|Kristina Keneally NSW||Absent|
|Kimberley Kitching Victoria||Absent|
|Jenny McAllister NSW||Absent|
|Malarndirri McCarthy NT||Absent|
|Deborah O'Neill NSW||Absent|
|Louise Pratt WA||Absent|
|Marielle Smith SA||Absent|
|Jess Walsh Victoria||Absent|
|Penny Wong SA||Absent|
|Stirling Griff SA Centre Alliance||Absent|
|Sam McMahon NT Country Liberal Party||Absent|
|Sue Lines WA Deputy President||No|
|Rex Patrick SA Independent||Yes|
|Jacqui Lambie Tasmania Jacqui Lambie Network||Yes|
|Liberal National Party (50% turnout)||0 Yes – 1 No|
|Matthew Canavan Queensland||No|
|James McGrath Queensland||Absent|
|Liberal Party (83% turnout)||0 Yes – 24 No|
|Eric Abetz Tasmania||No|
|Alex Antic SA||No|
|Wendy Askew Tasmania||No|
|Andrew Bragg NSW||No|
|Slade Brockman WA||No|
|Claire Chandler Tasmania||No|
|Richard Colbeck Tasmania||No|
|Jonathon Duniam Tasmania||No|
|David Fawcett SA||No|
|Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW||No|
|Hollie Hughes NSW||No|
|Jane Hume Victoria||No|
|Andrew McLachlan SA||No|
|Jim Molan NSW||No|
|Matt O'Sullivan WA||No|
|James Paterson Victoria||No|
|Gerard Rennick Queensland||No|
|Anne Ruston SA||No|
|Paul Scarr Queensland||No|
|Zed Seselja ACT||No|
|Ben Small WA||No|
|Dean Smith WA||No|
|Amanda Stoker Queensland||No|
|David Van Victoria||No|
|Simon Birmingham SA||Absent|
|Michaelia Cash WA||Absent|
|Sarah Henderson Victoria||Absent|
|Marise Payne NSW||Absent|
|Linda Reynolds WA||Absent|
|National Party (100% turnout)||0 Yes – 3 No|
|Perin Davey NSW||No|
|Susan McDonald Queensland||No|
|Bridget McKenzie Victoria||No|
|Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout)||2 Yes – 0 No|
|Pauline Hanson Queensland||Yes|
|Malcolm Roberts Queensland||Yes|
|Scott Ryan Victoria President||Absent|
|Totals (67% turnout)||4 Yes – 47 No|
Turnout is the percentage of members eligible to vote that did vote.