The majority voted in favour of the motion below, which means it succeeded.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) on 1 August 2023, the Senate ordered that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer, by no later than midday on Thursday, 10 August 2023, the final report of a Treasury assurance review into the conduct of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Chair, Mr Joseph Longo (which was sent to ASIC Deputy Chair, Ms Sarah Court, by Mr Simon Writer, First Assistant Secretary, Foreign Investment Division, Department of the Treasury on 26 September 2022),

(ii) on 10 August 2023, only a heavily redacted copy of the report was presented to the Senate in response to the order,

(iii) the Treasurer, in his response, made a claim of public interest immunity (PII) which asserted that the redacted sections of the report should not be released due to the potential impact on the privacy of individuals, on individuals who contributed to the review on a confidential basis, and on the integrity of fact-finding investigations,

(iv) these matters are not in themselves grounds for a PII claim, and insufficient information was provided about the harm to the public interest that would be caused, and

(v) given the concern regarding the release of some of the information in the report, the Economics References Committee is well-placed to receive the unredacted report and make any assessment required, including in relation to publication;

(b) orders ASIC to provide the unredacted report to the Economics References Committee by no later than midday on 7 September 2023; and

(c) directs the committee to report to the Senate by Monday, 11 September 2023 as to whether ASIC has complied with the order.

Votes Passed by a small majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 11 Yes 0 No
Penny Allman-Payne Queensland Yes
Dorinda Cox WA Yes
Mehreen Faruqi NSW Yes
Sarah Hanson-Young SA Yes
Nick McKim Tasmania Yes
Barbara Pocock SA Yes
Janet Rice Victoria Yes
David Shoebridge NSW Yes
Jordon Steele-John WA Yes
Larissa Waters Queensland Yes
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania Yes
Australian Labor Party (80% turnout) 0 Yes 20 No
Tim Ayres NSW No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Anthony Chisholm Queensland No
Raff Ciccone Victoria No
Don Farrell SA No
Nita Green Queensland No
Karen Grogan SA No
Jenny McAllister NSW No
Malarndirri McCarthy NT No
Deborah O'Neill NSW No
Fatima Payman WA No
Helen Polley Tasmania No
Louise Pratt WA No
Tony Sheldon NSW No
Marielle Smith SA No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Jana Stewart Victoria No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Jess Walsh Victoria No
Linda White Victoria No
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Patrick Dodson WA Absent
Katy Gallagher ACT Absent
Murray Watt Queensland Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price NT Country Liberal Party Yes
Andrew McLachlan SA Deputy President Yes
David Pocock ACT Independent Yes
Lidia Thorpe Victoria Independent Absent
David Van Victoria Independent Absent
Jacqui Lambie Network (100% turnout) 2 Yes 0 No
Jacqui Lambie Tasmania Yes
Tammy Tyrrell Tasmania Yes
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2 Yes 0 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland Yes
James McGrath Queensland Yes
Liberal Party (83% turnout) 19 Yes 0 No
Alex Antic SA Yes
Wendy Askew Tasmania Yes
Andrew Bragg NSW Yes
Slade Brockman WA Yes
Michaelia Cash WA Yes
Claire Chandler Tasmania Yes
Richard Colbeck Tasmania Yes
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania Yes
David Fawcett SA Yes
Sarah Henderson Victoria Yes
Hollie Hughes NSW Yes
Jane Hume Victoria Yes
Kerrynne Liddle SA Yes
Matt O'Sullivan WA Yes
James Paterson Victoria Yes
Marise Payne NSW Yes
Gerard Rennick Queensland Yes
Linda Reynolds WA Yes
Dean Smith WA Yes
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Maria Kovacic NSW Absent
Anne Ruston SA Absent
Paul Scarr Queensland Absent
National Party (100% turnout) 4 Yes 0 No
Ross Cadell NSW Yes
Perin Davey NSW Yes
Susan McDonald Queensland Yes
Bridget McKenzie Victoria Yes
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 1 Yes 1 No
Malcolm Roberts Queensland Yes
Pauline Hanson Queensland No
Sue Lines WA President No
Ralph Babet Victoria United Australia Party Yes
Totals (86% turnout) 43 Yes – 22 No