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FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (FURTHER ELECTION COMMITMENTS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2011

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Small Business (Senator Sherry)—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.

Explanatory memorandum: The Minister for Sport (Senator Arbib) tabled a supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to the government amendments to be moved to the bill.

On the motion of Senator Arbib the following amendment was agreed to:

 Clause 2, page 2 (table item 3), omit the table item.

Question—That the bill, as amended, be agreed to—divided, at the request of Senator Arbib, in respect of Schedule 4.

Question—That Schedule 4 stand as printed—put and negatived.

Senator Siewert moved the following amendments together by leave:

 Schedule 2, item 3, page 27 (lines 25 to 27), omit subparagraph 61A(1)(b)(iii).

 Schedule 2, item 3, page 28 (lines 30 to 32), omit subparagraph 61A(2)(b)(iii).

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put and negatived.


Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

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

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