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    11   NATIONAL BUSINESS NAMES REGISTER

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Billson—That this House notes that:

(1)    the national business names register has been in operation since 28 May 2012;

(2)    the Government has failed to act to fix implementation problems with the national business names register, which has left the privacy of home based businesses exposed;

(3)    businesses have been waiting on hold for up to 45 minutes to progress to an operator when contacting the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s hotline; and

(4)    a large number of people have had problems registering, renewing, paying and transferring business names since the national business names register started operating ( see item No. 4, Votes and Proceedings )—

Debate resumed.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next meeting.