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Friday, 25 November 2011
Page: 9677


Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (13:50): I seek leave to incorporate my speech on the Social Security Amendment (Student Income Support Reforms) Bill 2011.

Leave not granted.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT ( Senator Back ): The time allotted for the consideration of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010, the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 and the Social Security Amendment (Student Income Support Reforms) Bill 2011 has expired. In respect of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011, the question is that these bills be now read a second time.

Question agreed to.

Bills read a second time.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT ( Senator Stephens ): The question is that amendments (1) to (3) on sheet 7139 in respect of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and amendments (1) and (3) on sheet 7140 in respect of the Human Rights Parliamentary Scrutiny (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010, circulated by the opposition, be agreed to.

Opposition's circulated amendments—

HUMAN RIGHTS (PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY) BILL 2010

(1)   Clause 2, page 2 (table item 2, 2nd column), omit ", 3".

(2)   Clause 3, page 2 (line 14), omit "(1)".

(3)   Clause 3, page 2 (line 15) to page 3 (line 15), omit the definition of human rights, substitute:

human rights means the personal rights and liberties which exist under:

   (a)   the Constitution; and

   (b)   Acts of the Parliaments of the Commonwealth, States and Territories; and

   (c)   the common law; and

   (d)   relevant international instruments to which Australia is a party and which have domestic application by Australian law.

HUMAN RIGHTS (PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY) (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 2010

(1)   Clause 2, page 2 (table item 2, 1st column), omit ", items 1, 2 and 3".

(3)   Schedule 1, page 3 (line 13), omit the heading.

The Senate divided. [13:55]

(The President—Senator Hogg)

Question negatived.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that subclause 3(2) and part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and table item 3 in clause 2 and item 4 of schedule 1 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010 stand as printed. These are opposition amendments (4) and (5) on sheet 7139 and opposition amendments (2) and (4) on sheet 7140.

Opposition's circulated amendments—

HUMAN RIGHTS (PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY) BILL 2010

(4)   Clause 3, page 3 (lines 21 to 24), subclause (2) TO BE OPPOSED.

(5)   Part 3, clauses 8 and 9, page 6 (line 1) to page 7 (line 4), Part TO BE OPPOSED.

HUMAN RIGHTS (PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY) (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 2010

(2)   Clause 2, page 2 (table item 3), clause TO BE OPPOSED.

(4)   Schedule 1, item 4, page 3 (lines 14 to 19), item TO BE OPPOSED.

Question agreed to.