Home - Claire Moore - Labor Senator for Queensland

Senator MOORE (Queensland) (18:19): In the arguments we heard in that previous discussion around taking this bill to a committee or not, claims were made by members of the government about the extensive consultation-the number of hours and the number of m

Senator MOORE (Queensland) (17:16): I move the amendment to the second reading motion I foreshadowed in my earlier speech:

At the end of the motion, add "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for the next sitting day after the following document is laid on the table: A statement by the Minister for Finance and the Special Minister of State (Senator Cormann) specifying the harm to the commercial interests of the Commonwealth that could result from the disclosure of information in the documents recording communications between the Australian Electoral Commission and either the Department of Finance or ministers in the Finance portfolio relating to proposed electoral reform in the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016".

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the second reading amendment be agreed to.