Senate debates

Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Pensions and Benefits; Order for the Production of Documents

4:07 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 284 standing in my name for today proposing an order for the production of documents concerning the income and compliance program.

Leave granted.

I move the motion as amended:

(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.


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