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Motion: Political Donations

Lee Rhiannon 16 Nov 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:43): I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 97 standing in my name for today relating to political donations, before asking that it be taken as a formal motion.

Leave granted.

Senator RHIANNON: I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) since 2013-14, former Senator Day has donated over $500 000 and forgiven a loan of $1.47 million to Family First,

   (ii) an independent auditor's report in 2013 found Home Australia Group's liabilities exceeded its assets by nearly $31 million, and

   (iii) over 200 customers have been left with unfinished homes; and

(b) calls on the Family First Party to return all money received from Mr Day and his companies so that money can be used to pay creditors.

The motion was defeated by the combined vote of Labor and the Liberal/National coalition.

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