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OVERSEAS AID (MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS) BILL 2013

Senator Rhiannon, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1233—That the following bill be introduced:

 A Bill for an Act to require Australia to meet United Nations targets for official development assistance and to establish an Independent Commissioner on Aid Effectiveness, and for related purposes.

Question put and passed.

Senator Rhiannon presented the bill and 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 Rhiannon moved—That this bill be now read a second time.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Rhiannon, by leave, tabled an explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.

Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Rhiannon in continuation.