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Messages from the House of Representatives were reported as follows:

 Message no. 615, dated 17 June 2010—Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010, agreeing to amendments nos 1, 15 and 23 made by the Senate and disagreeing to amendments nos 2 to 14 and 16 to 22.

 Message no. 616, dated 17 June 2010—Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010, disagreeing to the amendment made by the Senate.

Ordered, on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion (Senator Stephens), that the messages be considered in committee of the whole immediately.

In the committee



 (2) Clause 63, page 62 (lines 3 to 8), omit subclauses (1) and (2), substitute:

  (1) Parental leave pay must be paid to a person by the Secretary in instalments.

 (3) Clause 64, page 62 (line 16) to page 63 (line 18), omit the clause, substitute:


64 A person's instalment periodand the paydayfor an instalment

  (1) A person's instalment period is the period of 14 days starting on a day the Secretary considers appropriate for the person (or a class of person in which the person is included) and each successive 14 day period.

   Note: Sections 93 and 94 affect when an instalment period for a person starts and ends in certain circumstances.

  (2) The payday for the instalment is a day that the Secretary considers appropriate that occurs after the instalment period to which the instalment relates.

 (4) Clause 67, page 64 (line 22), omit "An employer or the Secretary", substitute "The Secretary".

 (5) Clause 67, page 64 (lines 26 to 31), omit the note.

 (6) Clause 68, page 65 (line 13), omit "An employer or the Secretary", substitute "The Secretary".

 (7) Clause 69, page 65 (lines 18 to 21), omit subclause (1).

 (8) Clause 69, page 65 (line 22), omit "(2)".

 (9) Clause 70, page 66 (lines 5 and 6), omit subclause (2) and the note.

 (10) Part 3-2, page 67 (line 1) to page 75 (line 9), omit the Part.

 (11) Clause 83, page 76 (lines 3 to 16), omit the clause, substitute:


83 Guide to this Part

This Part is about the payment of instalments to a person by the Secretary.

The Secretary is required to pay instalments directly to a person on the payday for the instalment.

In certain circumstances where the Secretary becomes required to pay instalments to a person, the Secretary is also required to pay the person arrears for instalments that had previously become payable, but not been paid, to the person.

 (12) Clause 84, page 77 (line 2) to page 78 (line 28), omit the clause, substitute:


84 When the Secretary pays instalments

   The Secretary must pay an instalment that is payable to a person on the payday for the instalment.

 (13) Clauses 85 and 86, page 78 (line 27) to page 80 (line 12), omit the clauses.

 (14) Clauses 93 and 94, page 84 (line 1) to page 85 (line 1), omit the clauses.

 (16) Part 3-5, page 87 (line 1) to page 101 (line 8), omit the Part.

 (17) Clause 117, page 103 (lines 15 and 16), omit paragraph (c).

 (18) Clause 117, page 103 (line 19), omit ";", substitute ".".

 (19) Clause 117, page 103 (lines 20 to 25), omit paragraphs (e) to (g).

 (20) Heading to clause 133, page 112 (lines 3 and 4), omit "or PPL funding amount".

 (21) Clause 133, page 112 (lines 8 to 15), omit paragraph(1)(b), substitute:

 (b) order the person to pay the Commonwealth an amount equal to any amount paid to, or in relation to, the person by way of an instalment of parental leave pay because of the act, failure or omission that constituted the offence.

 (22) Clause 138, page 113 (lines 21 and 22), omit "or a PPL funding amount".

Senator Stephens moved—That the committee does not insist on its amendments to which the House of Representatives has disagreed.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

Resolution to be reported.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Forshaw) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported that the committee had considered messages nos 615 and 616 from the House of Representatives relating to the Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 and the Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 and had resolved not to insist on the amendments made by the Senate to which the House had disagreed.

On the motion of Senator Stephens the report from the committee was adopted.