Wednesday, 10 May 2023
SmartCard Scheme; Order for the Production of Documents
Janet Rice (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source
by leave—I amend general business notice of motion No. 224 relating to the SmartCard scheme, and I move the amended motion:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) order for production of documents no. 184 agreed by the Senate on 21 March 2023, relating to the SmartCard scheme, has not been complied with, and
(ii) while the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services, in his response of 24 April 2023, referred to commercial sensitivities as justification for not providing the documents ordered, this does not constitute a properly made out public interest immunity claim; and
(b) orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services, by no later than 2 pm on 8 June 2023, all documents required by the order of 21 March 2023.
Sue Lines (President) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source
The question is that general business notice of motion No. 224 as amended by Senator Rice be agreed to.