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ABSTAINED – Documents — Deputy Chair of Asic; Order for the Production of Documents

Jonathon Duniam

At the request of Senator Bragg, I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer, by no later than midday on Thursday, 9 March 2023, the report of an investigation conducted by the Treasury into allegations made about the conduct of an Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Deputy Chair, referred to in a letter from Treasury Secretary Dr Steven Kennedy to ASIC Chair Mr Joseph Longo on 1 February 2022.

Anthony Chisholm

I seek leave to make a short statement.

Sue Lines

Leave is granted for one minute.

Anthony Chisholm

The government will be opposing this motion. It would be inappropriate for a report into a confidential workplace investigation to be tabled in parliament. Tabling such a report would represent a significant breach of privacy for the subject, complainant and witnesses, and could potentially act as a deterrent for any future complaints.

Sue Lines

The question is that general business notice of motion No. 160 standing in the name of Senator Bragg be agreed to.


Date and time: 4:29 PM on 2023-03-07
Senator Pocock's vote: Abstained
Total number of "aye" votes: 40
Total number of "no" votes: 19
Total number of abstentions: 17

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