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.
I seek leave to make a short statement.
Leave is granted for one minute.
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.
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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