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Thursday, 30 June 1994
Page: 2420


Senator CROWLEY (Minister for Family Services) (12.35 p.m.) —I am now suffering an overload of advice and I will do my best to sort it out. I would like to make it clear that the government is not prepared to accept any delay in the introduction of these penalties and, in the light of that, the government is really left with no option but to accept Senator Woodley's amendments and see how best we can deal with that, because it is not without problems. We are not in a position to be able to accept any delay—the government is not prepared to do that—so the best we can say is that we will accept Senator Woodley's amendments.

  The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator McGauran)—Senator Woodley, I have been advised by the Clerk to ask you to amend your amendments according to the additional amendments.

  Amendments (Senator Woodley's) agreed to:

1.Australian Democrat amendment no. 13, after proposed subsection 546B(1A), add the following subsection:

  "(1B) Where:

    (a)the Secretary has made a determination under subsection 546B(1);

then for the purposes of Subdivision E of Part 2.11 and despite any other provision in that Subdivision:

    (b)the person remains qualified for job search allowance until the person:

      (i)has been notified in writing of the determination; and

      (ii)following receipt of that notice has received two instalments of job search allowance.".

2.Australian Democrat amendment no. 14, after proposed subsection 547B(1A), add the following subsection:

  "(1B) Where:

    (a)the Secretary has made a determination under subsection 547B(1);

then for the purposes of Subdivision E of part 2.11 and despite any other provision in that Subdivision:

    (b)the person remains qualified for job search allowance until the person:

       (i)has been notified in writing of the determination; and

      (ii)following receipt of that notice has received two instalments of job search allowance.".

3.Australian Democrat amendment no. 15 after proposed subsection 630B(1A), add the following subsection:

  "(1B) Where:

    (a)the Secretary has made a determination under subsection 630B(1);

then for the purposes of Subdivision E of part 2.12 and despite any other provision in that Subdivision:

    (b)the person remains qualified for newstart allowance until the person:

       (i)has been notified in writing of the determination; and

      (ii)following receipt of that notice has received two instalments of newstart allowance.".

4.Australian Democrat amendment no. 16, after proposed subsection 631B(1A), add the following subsection:

  "(1B) Where:

    (a)the Secretary has made a determination under subsection 631B(1);

then for the purposes of Subdivision E of Part 2.12 and despite any other provision in that Subdivision:

    (b)the person remains qualified for newstart allowance until the person:

       (i)has been notified in writing of the determination; and

      (ii)following receipt of that notice has received two instalments of newstart allowance.".

  Senator Crowley's amendments, as amended, agreed to.

  Bill, as amended, agreed to.

  Bill reported with amendments.