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FOR – Documents — Commonwealth of Australia Credit Rating; Order for the Production of Documents

Wendy Askew

At the request of Senator Hume, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) order for production of documents no. 126 agreed by the Senate on 7 February 2023, requiring the Minister representing the Treasurer to table all reports by Moody's Corporation, Fitch Ratings, Inc., and S&P Global on the Commonwealth's credit rating since 22 May 2022 and associated documents, has not been complied with,

(ii) on 9 February 2023 the Minister representing the Treasurer, in her response to the order, tabled a letter from the Treasurer to her that stated 'Treasury officials are actively progressing the request, but additional time is required to consider the request', and

(iii) an additional month of time has elapsed and no documents have been provided; and

(b) requires the Minister representing the Treasurer to comply with the order by no later than midday on Thursday, 9 March 2023.

Sue Lines

The question is that general business notice of motion No. 172, standing in the name of Senator Hume, be agreed to.


Date and time: 4:29 PM on 2023-03-08
Senator Pocock's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 40
Total number of "no" votes: 17
Total number of abstentions: 19

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