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MIGRATION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (STUDENT VISAS) BILL 2012

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 Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water (Senator Farrell) tabled a supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to the government amendments to be moved to the bill.

Question—That the bill stand as printed—divided, at the request of Senator Farrell, in respect of Schedule 1, items 1 to 3.

Question—That Schedule 1, items 1 to 3 stand as printed—put and negatived.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Pratt) 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.