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5th Dec 2019, 12:39 PM – Senate Documents - Immigration Detention - Order for the Production of Documents

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The same number of senators voted for and against the motion, which means it failed. It had been introduced by Tasmanian Senator Nick McKim (Greens).

Motion text

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Prime Minister, by the adjournment of the Senate on 5 December 2019, any communication, including attached documents, between ministers of the Government and Senator Lambie, or their staff, relating to negotiations between the aforementioned parties regarding the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019.

No Yes Not passed

3rd Dec 2019, 4:04 PM – Senate Documents - Stromlo-1 Exploration Drilling Program - Order for the Production of Documents

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by SA Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, which means it failed.

Motion text

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, by 9 am on 5 December 2019:

(a) all correspondence between the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and Equinor on its request for Equinor to modify and resubmit its environmental plan in relation to the Stromlo-1 Exploration Drilling Program;

(b) all correspondence between NOPSEMA and Equinor in relation to the notice issued by NOPSEMA on 8 November 2019 requesting further information about matters relating to consultation, source control, oil-spill risk and matters under Part 3 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999; and

(c) all correspondence between NOPSEMA and Equinor, up to 2 December 2019, in relation to the Stromlo-1 Exploration Drilling Program since the issuing of the notice on 8 November 2019.

No Yes Not passed by a modest majority

2nd Dec 2019, 4:25 PM – Senate Documents - Prime Minister - Order for the Production of Documents

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced in the name of South Australian Senator Penny Wong (Labor), which means the documents requested below must be provided to the Senate.

Motion text

(1) That the Senate requires the Minister representing the Prime Minister to attend the Senate at 12 noon on 3 December 2019 to table the following documents:

(a) a transcript of the phone call between the Prime Minister and the Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force that took place on Tuesday, 26 November 2019;

(b) any notes taken by the Prime Minister, by his office or by officials during the call;

(c) any briefings prepared for the Prime Minister by his Department or office, for the purposes of the phone call; and

(d) any advice provided to the Prime Minister about the appropriateness of making the call.

(2) That following presentation of the documents, or in the event the Minister fails to table the documents, at 12 noon on 3 December 2019, any senator may move to take note of the response to paragraph (1).

(3) That any motion under paragraph (2) may be debated for no longer than 60 minutes, shall have precedence over all business until determined, and senators may speak to the motion for not more than 10 minutes.

No Yes Passed by a small majority

27th Nov 2019, 4:17 PM – Senate Documents - Pensions and Benefits - Order for the Production of Documents

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Tasmanian Senator Anne Urquhart (Labor), which means it passed.

Motion text

(1) That the Senate notes that legal professional privilege is not a recognised ground for refusing to provide information to the Senate.

(2) That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Government Services, by 5pm on 28 November 2019, all legal advice that has been received by the Government, the Department of Human Services, or Services Australia, relating to the 2015-16 Budget Measure 'Better Management of the Social Welfare System', the Online Compliance Intervention (OCI), the Employment Income Confirmation (EIC), and the Check and Update Past Information (CUPI), known as the 'Online Compliance Programme'.

No Yes Passed by a small majority

27th Nov 2019, 4:12 PM – Senate Documents - Pensions and Benefits - Order for the Production of Documents

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by WA Senator Rachel Siewert (Greens), which means it passed.

Motion text

(1) That the Senate notes that legal professional privilege is not a recognised ground for refusing to provide information to the Senate, and

(2) That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Government Services, by 10 am on 28 November 2019, any legal advice received by the Government, or Services Australia (Department of Human Services), relating to the decision to stop relying solely on income-averaging processes to raise debts under the Income Compliance Programme.

No Yes Passed by a small majority

15th Oct 2019, 5:55 PM – Senate Documents - Asylum Seekers - Order for the Production of Documents

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Tasmanian Senator Nick McKim (Greens), which means it succeeded and the relevant documents will need to be produced.

Motion text

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, by 5 pm on 16 October 2019, the final report on the review, led by Professor Peter Shergold, into Australia's integration, employment and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants, which was delivered to the Government in February 2019.

No Yes Passed by a small majority

31st Jul 2019, 4:26 PM – Senate Documents - Climate Change - Order for the Production of Documents

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The majority voted against the following motion, which means it failed.

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, by no later than 9.30 am on 1 August 2019, all draft and final versions, produced since July 2018, of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's climate change action strategy for the foreign aid program.

It was introduced by NSW Senator Mehreen Faruqi (Greens).

No Yes Not passed by a small majority

22nd Jul 2019, 4:03 PM – Senate Documents - Commissioner of Taxation - Order for the Production of Documents

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by South Australian Senator Rex Patrick (Centre Alliance), which means it failed.

Motion text

(1) That the Senate notes that—

(a) on 12 October 2017, Mr Richard Boyle made a disclosure under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act) as a former employee of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), alleging the ATO:

(i) had instructed employees to issue standard garnishee notices to seize funds from taxpayers' bank accounts without notice or consideration of their personal and business circumstances, and

(ii) in doing so, had required employees to engage in conduct that was unethical, unprofessional and against the Australian Public Service Code of Conduct;

(b) on 27 October 2017, the ATO decided not to further investigate Mr Boyle's disclosure on the basis that the information did not concern serious disclosable conduct as defined in the PID Act; and

(c) subsequent media inquiries found anomalies in the ATO's debt collection practices that appeared consistent with Mr Boyle's disclosure.

(2) That the Senate is of the opinion that examining the ATO's actions in relation to Mr Boyle's disclosure is consistent with the Senate's role in providing oversight of government administration.

(3) That the Senate orders the Commissioner of Taxation to provide all documents relating to the disclosure generated or received by Mr Boyle's supervisor, authorised officer and principal officer (as defined in the PID Act) including but not limited to notes, minutes, memoranda, letters, other external or internal correspondence, emails and/or Microsoft Office Communicator (MOC) conversations to the Economics Legislation Committee (the committee) by no later than 5 pm on 30 July 2019.

(4) That the committee, when it has considered the documents, report to the Senate as to whether the ATO's handling of disclosures by whistleblowers warrants further inquiry.

No Yes Not passed by a modest majority

How "voted very strongly against" is worked out

The MP's votes count towards a weighted average where the most important votes get 50 points, less important votes get 10 points, and less important votes for which the MP was absent get 2 points. In important votes the MP gets awarded the full 50 points for voting the same as the policy, 0 points for voting against the policy, and 25 points for not voting. In less important votes, the MP gets 10 points for voting with the policy, 0 points for voting against, and 1 (out of 2) if absent.

Then, the number gets converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

No of votes Points Out of
Most important votes (50 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 8 0 80
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 80

*Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always indicate they have abstained. Therefore, being absent on a less important vote makes a disproportionatly small difference.

Agreement score = MP's points / total points = 0 / 80 = 0.0%.

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