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33    Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015

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

Message no. 505, dated 30 November 2015—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance, and for related purposes.

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Senator Ruston) 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 Ruston, 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 Ruston 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 Ruston moved—That this bill be now read a second time.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 35

Senators—

Abetz

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Ronaldson

Back

Gallacher

McLucas

Ryan

Bilyk

Ketter

Moore

Smith

Bullock

Leyonhjelm

Nash

Sterle

Bushby

Lindgren

O’Neill

Urquhart

Cameron

Lines

Payne

Wang

Canavan

Marshall

Peris

Williams

Edwards

McAllister

Polley

Xenophon

Fawcett (Teller)

McEwen

Reynolds

 

 

 

NOES, 11

Senators—

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Rhiannon

Simms

Lambie

McKim

Rice

Whish-Wilson

Lazarus

Muir

Siewert (Teller)

 

 

 

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

No amendments to the bill were circulated and no senator required that it be considered in committee.

On the motion of the Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) the bill was read a third time.