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Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Page: 4751


Senator WRIGHT (South Australia) (18:46): by leave—I move Australian Greens amendments (1) to (3) on sheet 7251 together:

(1) Schedule 1, item 2, page 3 (line 26), omit "the regulations", substitute "an Act, or the regulations if those regulations are made before 1 January 2013".

(2) Schedule 1, item 2, page 3 (line 28), omit "the regulations", substitute "an Act, or the regulations if those regulations are made before 1 January 2013".

(3) Schedule 1, item 2, page 3 (lines 29 and 30), omit "the regulations", substitute "an Act, or the regulations if those regulations are made before 1 January 2013".

As I indicated in my speech on the second reading, these amendments are designed to ensure that, from 1 January 2013, any new program must be established in legislation. Initially, this will set the bar appropriately high, consistent with the principles enunciated by the High Court, and then allow time for all interested parties to consider carefully what regime should be instituted for future programs. In such a way we can work together to achieve an appropriate considered response which will have effect in the future, enshrining an appropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny of executive spending of public money.

The CHAIRMAN: The question is that Australian Greens amendments (1) to (3) on sheet 7251 be agreed to.

Bill agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.