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Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water (Senator Farrell)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the bill.

In the committee

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

Senator Siewert moved the following amendment:

 Clause 5, page 3 (after line 7), after the definition of Chair, insert:

   clinician means an individual who provides diagnosis, or treatment, as a professional:

 (a) medical practitioner; or

 (b) nurse; or

 (c) allied health practitioner; or

 (d) health practitioner not covered by paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

Debate ensued.

At 6.50 pm: The Acting Deputy President (Senator Troeth) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported progress.