Senate debates

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Executive Salaries

3:04 pm

Photo of Bob BrownBob Brown (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

by leave—On Tuesday last week I moved a motion:

That the Senate calls on the Government to detail before Parliament rises in 2008, the actions it will take in relation to the concerns about excessive executive salaries expressed by the Prime Minister (Mr Rudd) in both Australian and international forums.

That was followed by the Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law saying that the Prime Minister would reveal by this date the action he was going to take on excessive executive salaries. I call on the government to make that statement today, because I do not want to have to move further motions later in the day to ensure that we do get that information before parliament rises.