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SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (FAIR INCENTIVES TO WORK) E BILL 2012

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Siewert moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "but the Senate calls on the Government to bring forward additional legislation to provide appropriate indexation of the liquid asset maximum reserve threshold".

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 11

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Madigan

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Xenophon

NOES, 57

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Bilyk

Birmingham

Boyce

Brown (Teller)

Bushby

Cameron

Carr, Bob

Carr, Kim

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Conroy

Cormann

Crossin

Edwards

Eggleston

Evans

Farrell

Fawcett

Feeney

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Hogg

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Ludwig

Lundy

Macdonald

Marshall

Mason

McEwen

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Nash

Parry

Payne

Pratt

Ronaldson

Ruston

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Smith

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Williams

Wong

Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

After 2 pm—