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AGAINST – Documents — Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; Order for the Production of Documents

Claire Chandler

I, and also on behalf of Senators Birmingham and Paterson, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that on 28 November 2023, the Senate agreed to order for production of documents no. 405, which required the tabling of:

(i) the Statement of Reasons document held by the Attorney-General's Department relating to a terrorist organisation listing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps prepared in January 2023, and

(ii) the 'Nomination Form—Criminal Code' held by the Attorney-General's Department relating to a terrorist organisation listing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps prepared in January 2023;

(b) notes that, on 30 November 2023, the Attorney-General made a public interest immunity claim in relation to the documents sought, stating that the production of the documents "would, or might reasonably be expected to, disclose information that would be damaging to Australia's national security"; and

(c) orders the Minister representing the Attorney-General to provide to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, on a confidential basis, by midday, Thursday, 29 February 2024, a copy of the documents that were the subject of the order agreed to on 28 November 2023.

Jordon Steele-John

by leave—I move:

Omit "Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, on a confidential basis", substitute "Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Legislation Committee".

I also seek leave to make a short statement.

Sue Lines

There was no agreement on making a short statement, Senator Steele-John.

Nick McKim

He sought leave. Senator Steele-John was seeking leave to make a short statement.

Sue Lines

I said there was no agreement. The answer was no.

I heard 'no' when I asked the question.

Anne Ruston

We denied the statement, not leave to move the amendment.

Sue Lines

Yes, which is what I'm doing.

The question is that the amendment as moved by Senator Steele-John to general business notice of motion No. 472 to be agreed to.

Summary

Date and time: 4:56 PM on 2024-02-27
Senator Pocock's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 10
Total number of "no" votes: 39
Total number of abstentions: 27

Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au