Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Industry Growth Centres; Order for the Production of Documents
At the request of Senator Watt, I move:
(1) The Senate notes that:
(a) on 5 August 2021, the Senate resolved to request that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, by no later than 10 am on Monday, 9 August 2021, the ACIL Allen report on the Industry Growth Centres; and
(b) this document has not been tabled, and the response of the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology does not represent a claim for public interest immunity in any respect.
(2) The Senate requires the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology to table the document by 9.30 am on Thursday, 12 August 2021.
(3) Should the document not be tabled, the Senate further resolves to require the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology to attend the Senate at 3 pm on Thursday, 12 August 2021 to explain why the document has not been tabled.
(4) Any senator may move to take note of the explanation required by paragraph (3).
(5) Any motion under paragraph (4) 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 each.