Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Ministerial Suitability Commission of Inquiry Bill 2021; Reference to Committee
Senators, I want to make an observation on the matter we have just dealt with. I understand that yesterday a similar motion was dealt with, albeit the date in the motion was different to the one that was considered by the Senate just now. I give senators notice that at some point in the future I will be deeming the substantive part of this motion, being the referral. Simply changing a date and resubmitting it on a daily basis, I will consider to be dealing with the same question. That can be debated at the time. I'm just being fair to senators in giving them notice that at some point that will be my ruling from the chair.