Senate debates

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee; Reference

4:21 pm

Photo of Nick XenophonNick Xenophon (SA, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend business of the Senate notice of motion No. 3 standing in my name for today.

Leave granted.

I move the motion as amended:

That the resolution of the Senate of 9 February 2011, relating to the terms of reference of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee on the procurement procedures for defence capital projects, be amended as follows:

At the end of the motion, add:

(e)   assess the effectiveness of the Defence Materiel Organisation, including:

(i)   its role and functions,

(ii)   its processes, management structure and staffing, in particular as compared to similar organisations in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and other comparable jurisdictions and large Australian commercial enterprises,

(iii)   its full costs, assessed against the timeliness and quality of its output and the service it provides to the Australian Defence Force, and

(iv)   the extent to which it value-adds to national defence and to the long-term viability of Australian defence industries.

Question agreed to.


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