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I, and also on behalf of Senators Lambie and Xenophon, move: That the Senate— (a) notes:

   (i) the technical failures of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website on Census night, 9 August 2016, prevented thousands of people completing the Census,

   (ii) subsequent attempts to address the technical failures further added to confusion and impacted public confidence in the Census process,

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Correspondence relating to the Perth Freight Link

Senator Ludlam To move

That there be laid on the table no later than 10 am on Thursday 15th September 2016 by the Minister for Finance, the following documents:

a)   any correspondence including appointments between successful tenderer and major donor Leighton Holdings (CIMIC Group Ltd) with any federal minister relating to the Perth Freight Link;

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Order for Production of documents related to Perth Freight Link

NOTICE OF MOTION                                                                          31 August 2016                                                                                             

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that -

The Senate -                                                     

1.       Notes the Turnbull government intends to provide funding now worth $1.2 billion for the Perth Freight Link and has no social, environmental or economic credibility;

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No #censusfail fines

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that - The Senate -                                                     

1.       Notes

a.       the technical failures of the ABS website on census night - August 9th 2016 - prevented thousands of people completing the census;

b.      subsequent attempts to address the technical failures further added to confusion and impacted public confidence in the census process;

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Inquiry into the 2016 Census

That the following matters be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2016:

The 2016 Census, with particular reference to:

(a) the preparation, administration and management on the part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Government in the lead up to the 2016 Census;

(b) the scope, collection, retention, security and use of data obtained in the 2016 Census;

(c) arrangements, including contractual arrangements, in respect of the information technology aspects of the Census;

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Program cuts in the 2014-15 Budget - Smaller Government Reform Agenda,

Scott Ludlam 3 May 2016

TREASURY

SENATE QUESTION

Notice Given: 18 April 2016 (Question No. 1st session - 2977, 2nd session - 3231)

Senator Ludlam, asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 April 2016

With reference to the following programs cut in the 2014-15 Budget as part of the Smaller Government Reform Agenda, can a list be provided of the annual budget (including operating costs and staff levels) for each of the following programs prior to their abolition:

(a) Prime Minister's Council on Homelessness;

(b) National Housing Supply Council;

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