The majority voted against a motion introduced by Liberal Party Senator Helen Kroger (Victoria), which means it was unsuccessful.
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) Fair Work Australia’s investigation into the Health Services Union and the Member for Dobell (Mr Thomson) has taken an unreasonably long time,
(ii) the Member for Dobell expected Fair Work Australia to conduct its investigation within 6 months,
(iii) Australians have lost faith in Fair Work Australia to conduct itself in a quick and proper manner,
(iv) under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, enacted by the then Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Ms Gillard), the provisions for accountability and transparency are far less than the standard expected of company directors, and
(v) the Coalition has a plan for better accountability and transparency for registered organisations; and
(b) calls on the Government to adopt the Coalition’s plan for better accountability and transparency for registered organisations.