Senate debates

Monday, 12 September 2016


Australian Statistician; Order for the Production of Documents

3:36 pm

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

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 24 standing in my name for today concerning an order for the production of documents by the Australian Statistician, before asking that it be taken as formal.

Leave granted.

I move the motion, as amended:


(a)   the Senate notes that:

  (i)   on 3 August 2016, the Australian Statistician was interviewed on the ABC television program 7.30 in relation to the 2016 Census, and

  (ii)   during the interview the Australian Statistician referred to legal advice received from the Australian Government Solicitor; and

(b)   there be laid on the table no later than 3 pm on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 by the Minister representing the Minister for Small Business, the legal advice referred to by the Australian Statistician during his appearance on 7.30 on 3 August 2016.


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