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FOR – Documents — Economy; Order for the Production of Documents

Wendy Askew

ASKEW (—) (): At the request of Senator Hume, I move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer, by no later than midday on Thursday, 15 June 2023:

(a) a copy of all reports by Moody's Corporation, Fitch Ratings Inc., and S&P Global (or an affiliate or subsidiary of any of the aforementioned) received by the Treasury or the Treasurer's office relating to the Commonwealth of Australia's credit rating since 1 March 2023; and

(b) a copy of all associated briefing materials, minutes, memorandums and other related documents produced by the Treasury for the Treasurer or his office relating to the Commonwealth of Australia's credit rating.

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, noting that a 48-hour deadline for an OPD is unreasonable and impractical.

Sue Lines

The question is that general business notice of motion No. 235 standing in the name of Senator Hume and moved by Senator Askew be agreed to.


Date and time: 4:32 PM on 2023-06-14
Senator Pocock's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 39
Total number of "no" votes: 19
Total number of abstentions: 18

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