Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Department of the Treasury; Order for the Production of Documents
At the request of Senator Bragg, I move:
That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer, by no later than 5 pm on Tuesday 29 November 2022, the following documents in relation to the consultation on 'Crypto asset secondary service providers: Licensing and custody requirements', commenced by the Treasury on 21 March 2022:
(a) all briefings provided to the Assistant Treasurer by the Treasury relating to the Treasury consultation, received between 21 May and 29 November 2022;
(b) all documents detailing any policy options that have been recommended to the Assistant Treasurer by the Treasury relating to the Treasury consultation, received between 21 May and 29 November 2022;
(c) any draft legislation that has been developed by the Treasury to implement the policy recommendations specified in paragraph (b), between 21 May and 29 November 2022;
(d) all documents and/or correspondence between the Assistant Treasurer and the Treasury detailing a determination on why submissions to the Treasury consultation have not been uploaded to the Treasury website received between 21 May and 29 November 2022;
(e) all submissions provided to the Treasury consultation; and
(f) all documents, briefings and/or correspondence detailing meetings between the Assistant Treasurer and the Treasury regarding this Treasury consultation, between 21 May and 29 November 2022.
Senator Bragg's motion, as usual, is a waste of time. He has already asked the Assistant Treasurer for the exact same documents through a freedom of information process and has submitted the request through a parliamentary question on notice. Senator Bragg is good at wasting the Senate's time, and, again, this is another stunt. It is not a duplication process but a triplication. The government is more than happy to be transparent on this issue through the FOI and the question on notice process. The motion is a waste of time and should be opposed.