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HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT AMENDMENT (STREAMLINING AND OTHER MEASURES) 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: Senator Collins tabled a supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to the government amendments to be moved to the bill.

Senator Collins moved the following amendments together by leave:

 Clause 2, page 2 (after table item 4), insert:

4A. Schedule 3AThe day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

Page 23 (after line 11), after Schedule 3, insert:

 

Schedule 3A—Student start-up scholarship payments

 

Social Security Act 19910

 1 Section 592H (note)

  Repeal the note, substitute:

   Note: The amount of the payment is to be indexed on 1 January 2017 and each later 1 January in line with CPI increases (see sections 1190 to 1194).

 2 After subsection 1192(8)

  Insert:

  (8A) The student start-up scholarship payment amount (see item 40 of the CPI Indexation Table in subsection 1191(1)) is not to be indexed on 1 January 2013, 1 January 2014, 1 January 2015 and 1 January 2016.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


The committee divided—

AYES, 30

Senators—

Back

Bilyk

Bishop

Boyce

Brown (Teller)

Bushby

Cameron

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Crossin

Edwards

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Nash

Ruston

Singh

Smith

Stephens

Sterle

Thorp

Williams

NOES, 11

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Madigan

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Xenophon

Question agreed to.

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 Collins the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.