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COMBATING THE FINANCING OF PEOPLE SMUGGLING AND OTHER MEASURES BILL 2011

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Explanatory memorandum: The Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water (Senator Farrell) tabled an addendum to the explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.

Debate continued.

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.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Farrell tabled a supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to the government amendment to be moved to the bill.

On the motion of Senator Farrell the following amendment was debated and agreed to:

 Schedule 1, page 7 (line 20), after item 18, insert:

 18A After subsection 49(1)

  Insert:

  (1A) A person (the issuer) must not give a notice under subsection (1) to another person (the recipient) unless the issuer reasonably believes that the recipient has knowledge of the information, or possession or control of the document, that is specified in the notice.


  (1B) The period specified in the notice for giving the information or document must be at least 14 days after the notice is given unless:

 (a) the recipient is the reporting entity who communicated information to the AUSTRAC CEO under section 41, 43 or 45; or

 (b) both of the following apply:

 (i) the issuer considers that specifying a shorter period is necessary;

 (ii) the shorter period specified is reasonable in the circumstances.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Moore) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported accordingly.

On the motion of Senator Farrell the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.