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Thursday, 24 June 2010
Page: 4246


Senator STEPHENS (Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and Parliamentary Secretary for the Voluntary Sector) (10:15 AM) —The government opposes schedule 4 in the following terms:

(5)    Schedule 4, item 11, page 27 (lines 24 and 25), to be opposed.

It indicates that the government is not pursuing the amendment made by item 11 of schedule 4, which would have increased the income, asset and debt thresholds for entering into debt agreements, to make debt agreements more widely available.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator McGauran)—The question is that schedule 4, item 11, page 27, lines 24 and 25, stand as printed.

Question agreed to.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN —The question now is that the bill as amended be agreed to.

Question agreed to.

Bill reported with amendments; report adopted.