Senate debates

Monday, 11 September 2023

Matters of Public Importance

Space Industry

4:27 pm

Photo of Andrew McLachlanAndrew McLachlan (SA, Deputy-President) Share this | Hansard source

Senator Fawcett has submitted a proposal under standing order 75 today:

Pursuant to standing order 75, I propose that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

"Labor's decision to keep Australian taxpayers and the United States in the dark about the axing of the $1.2 billion National Space Mission for Earth Observation program demonstrates yet another failure of transparency and that they do not comprehend the important role our space industry plays in Australia's scientific, economic and diplomatic future".

Is the proposal supported?

More than the number of senators required by the standing orders having risen in their places—

With the concurrence of the Senate, the clerks will set the clock in line with the informal arrangements made by the whips.


No comments