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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Page: 8579


Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (10:35): I seek leave to make a very short statement in relation to my second reading amendment. I will be less than 30 seconds.

Leave granted.

Senator XENOPHON: For the benefit of senators who are not familiar with it, this second reading amendment calls on the government to introduce legislation detailing the definition of 'charities' and 'charitable purposes', including a public benefit test, in the next 12 months.

Question negatived.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the bills be now read a second time.