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Wednesday, 29 June 1994
Page: 2269


Senator WOODLEY (12.28 p.m.) —by leave—I move:

5.Government amendment No.3 (enhanced reciprocal obligations), page 2, amendment 8 in Schedule 2A, proposed definition of "activity test deferment period", omit "4 July 1994", twice occurring, substitute "1 July 1995".

6.Government amendment No. 3 (enhanced reciprocal obligations), page 2, amendment 8 in Schedule 2A, proposed definition of "administrative breach deferment period" omit "4 July 1994" twice occurring, substitute "1 July 1995".

7.Government amendment No. 3 (enhanced reciprocal obligations), page 5, amendment 33 in Schedule 2A, proposed paragraph 546A(4)(a), omit "4 July 1994", substitute "1 July 1995".

8.Government amendment No. 3, (enhanced reciprocal obligations), page 5, amendment 33 in Schedule 2A, proposed paragraph 546A(5)(a), omit "4 July 1994", substitute "1 July 1995".

9.Government amendment No. 3, (enhanced reciprocal obligations), page 11, amendment 65 in Schedule 2A, proposed paragraph 630A(4)(a), omit "4 July 1994", substitute "1 July 1995".

10.Government amendment No. 3, (enhanced reciprocal obligations), page 11, amendment 65 in Schedule 2A, proposed paragraph 630A(5)(a), omit "4 July 1994", substitute "1 July 1995".

11.Government amendment No. 3, (enhanced reciprocal obligations), page 14, amendment 73 in Schedule 2A, proposed section 70, omit "4 July 1994", (4 times occurring), substitute "1 July 1995".

12.Government amendment No. 3, (enhanced reciprocal obligations), page 14, amendment 73 in Schedule 2A, proposed subsection 71(1), omit "4 July 1994" (thrice occurring), substitute "1 July 1995".

These amendments follow on from the previous amendment, and I will not repeat the speech that I gave. Once again, they seek to delay the commencement of the new provisions until 1 July next year, the idea, of course, being that that is when the benefits take effect from. If we are talking about reciprocal obligations, then the dates ought to be reciprocal as well as any supposed benefits and penalties. The amendments logically follow the previous amendment and seek to delay the commencement of these new penalties.