Liberal Senator Alex Antic moved that the following proposed amendment to the resolutions relating to senators' interests be referred to the Standing Committee of Senators' Interests for inquiry and report:
Resolution 3 — Registrable interests
After paragraph (m), insert:
(ma) any association or involvement with domestic or international political, activist or lobbying organisations, non-government organisations or other bodies, international societies, charitable foundations, not for profit organisations, or advocacy groups in the previous ten (10) years including but not limited to:
(i) employment by such bodies;
(ii) membership of such bodies;
(iii) office(s) held with such bodies;
(iv) participation in, or receiving of, training or other educational programs or material with or from such bodies; or
(v) prizes, awards or commendations sought or received from such bodies.
The motion was voted down with 32 in favour and 34 against.