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REMUNERATION AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2011

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins)—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.

Bill debated.

On the motion of Senator Arbib the following amendments, taken together by leave, were agreed to:

 Schedule 2, item 1, page 14 (lines 14 and 15), omit paragraph (d) of the definition of parliamentary allowance in subsection 4(1), substitute:

 (d) parliamentary base salary (within the meaning of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973), less any portion determined under subsection 7(1A) of that Act.

 Schedule 2, item 6, page 15 (lines 24 and 25), omit paragraph (b) of the definition of parliamentary allowance in section 3, substitute:

 (b) parliamentary base salary (within the meaning of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973).

 Schedule 2, item 14, page 16 (lines 20 to 23), omit the definition of parliamentary allowance in clause 1A of Schedule 3, substitute:

   parliamentary allowance means parliamentary base salary (within the meaning of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 ).


 Schedule 2, page 17 (after line 2), before item 17, insert:

 16A Subsection 3(1)

  Insert:

   parliamentary base salary means so much of the allowances determined under subsection 7(1) as:

 (a) represents the annual allowance payable for the purposes of section 48 of the Constitution; and

 (b) is identified in the determination as base salary.

 Schedule 2, page 17 (after line 4), after item 17, insert:

 17A After subsection 7(1)

  Insert:

  (1A) The Tribunal may determine that a portion of parliamentary base salary is not parliamentary allowance for the purposes of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948.

 Schedule 2, item 19, page 17 (line 14), after "subsection (1)", insert ", (1A)".

 Schedule 2, item 20, page 17 (line 25), after "subsection 7(1)", insert ", (1A)".

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

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

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

Senator Arbib moved—That this bill be now read a third time.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a third time.