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FAMILY ASSISTANCE AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (SCHOOLKIDS BONUS BUDGET MEASURES) BILL 2012

A message from the House of Representatives was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bill:

 Message no. 397, dated 9 May 2012—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance and veterans' entitlements, and for other purposes.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) moved—That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Senator Collins moved—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

Limitation of debate: The time allotted for the consideration of this bill expired.

Question—That this bill be now read a second time—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 38

Senators—

Bilyk

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Carr, Bob

Carr, Kim

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Di Natale

Evans

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Sherry

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Waters

Wong

Wright

Xenophon


NOES, 31

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Bushby (Teller)

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Question—That the remaining stages of this bill be agreed to and this bill be now passed—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,37


Senators—
BilykFarrellMarshallSingh
Brown, CarolFaulknerMcEwenStephens
CameronFeeneyMcLucasSterle
Carr, BobFurnerMilneThistlethwaite
Carr, KimGallacherMooreWaters
CollinsHanson-YoungPolley (Teller)Wong
ConroyHoggPrattWright
CrossinLudlamRhiannon
Di NataleLudwigSherry
EvansLundySiewert

NOES, 32


Senators—
AbetzCormannHumphriesParry
BackEdwardsJohnstonPayne
BernardiEgglestonJoyceRonaldson
BirminghamFawcettKrogerRyan
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMacdonaldSinodinos
Bushby (Teller)FifieldMasonSmith
CashFisherMcKenzieWilliams
ColbeckHeffernanNashXenophon

Question agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

After 2 pm—