Senate debates

Monday, 2 December 2019


Prime Minister; Order for the Production of Documents

4:21 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Wong, I move:

(1) That the Senate requires the Minister representing the Prime Minister to attend the Senate at 12 noon on 3 December 2019 to table the following documents:

(a) a transcript of the phone call between the Prime Minister and the Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force that took place on Tuesday, 26 November 2019;

(b) any notes taken by the Prime Minister, by his office or by officials during the call;

(c) any briefings prepared for the Prime Minister by his Department or office, for the purposes of the phone call; and

(d) any advice provided to the Prime Minister about the appropriateness of making the call.

(2) That following presentation of the documents, or in the event the Minister fails to table the documents, at 12 noon on 3 December 2019, any senator may move to take note of the response to paragraph (1).

(3) That any motion under paragraph (2) 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.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that general business notice of motion No. 304, standing in the name of Senator Wong, be agreed to.