Thursday, 15 June 2017
Interference by Foreign Powers
I seek leave to move an amendment to this motion.
I move the amendments, as circulated in Senator Di Natale's name in the chamber:
Paragraph (b), omit “bipartisan”, substitute “multi-partisan”.
At the end of the motion, add:
(vi) that the Australian Greens and other minority groups and independent senators are unrepresented on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, and that it would be highly inappropriate for only members of the Liberal and Labor parties to be represented on an inquiry into this matter, considering that members of these parties would be subjects of the inquiry; and
(d) calls for 1 member of the Australian Greens and 1 member of a minority group or independent to be appointed to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security for the purpose of any inquiry into the risk of interference of foreign powers or their agents in Australian domestic political and electoral affairs.