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32    Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 2) Bill 2015

A message from the House of Representatives was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bill:

Message no. 512, dated 1 December 2015—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, student assistance and higher education support, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Employment (Senator Cash) moved—That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Consideration of legislation : Senator Cash, by leave, moved—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to this bill, allowing it to be considered during this period of sittings.




Document : Senator Cash tabled the following document:

Consideration of legislation—Statement of reasons for introduction and passage of the bill in the 2015 spring sittings.




Question put and passed.

Senator Cash moved—That this bill be now read a second time.




Explanatory memorandum : Senator Cash tabled a revised explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.




On the motion of Senator Cash the debate was adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour.