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43    Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017

Order of the day read for the further consideration of the bill in committee of the whole.

 

 

 

In the committee

Consideration resumed of the bill, as amended.

Senator Brown moved the following amendments together by leave:

Clause  53 , page 28 (after line 5) , after subclause ( 1 ), insert:

  (1A)   The persons who undertake the review must undertake any consultation that is:

                              (a)  considered by the persons to be appropriate; and

                              (b)  reasonably practicable to undertake.

  (1B)   In determining whether any consultation that was undertaken is appropriate, the persons undertaking the review may have regard to any relevant matter, including the extent to which the consultation:

                              (a)  drew on the knowledge of persons having expertise in fields relevant to the matters relevant to the review; and

                              (b)  ensured that persons likely to be affected by the matters relevant to the review, including members of the general public, had an adequate opportunity to comment on the matters relevant to the review.

Clause  53 , page 28 (line 6) , omit “ 1 July 2024 ”, substitute “ 1 July 2023 ”.

Clause  53 , page 28 (line 8) , omit “ 30 June 2026 ”, substitute “ 30 June 2024 ”.

Clause  53 , page 28 (after line 11) , at the end of subclause ( 2 ), add:

                    ; and (c)  the effectiveness of the Corporation in facilitating the administration of farm business loans, including the ability of the Corporation to assess loans in a manner, and within a timeframe, that facilitates the timely provision of loans to farmers in need; and

                              (d)  the ability of the Corporation to achieve national consistency in the provision and administration of loans; and

                               (e)  the effectiveness of the Corporation, in delivering grants of financial assistance to States and Territories in relation to water infrastructure projects, to fast-track particular water infrastructure projects that are considered, by the State or Territory, to be a priority.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 29

Senators—

Bartlett

Dastyari

McCarthy

Siewert

Bernardi

Di Natale

McKim

Singh

Bilyk

Farrell

Moore

Steele-John

Brown

Gallacher

Polley

Sterle

Cameron

Hanson-Young

Pratt

Urquhart*

Carr

Leyonhjelm

Rhiannon

Watt

Chisholm

Lines

Rice

Whish-Wilson

Collins

 

 

 

NOES, 30

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

Hume

Reynolds

Anning

Fierravanti-Wells

Macdonald

Ruston

Brockman

Fifield

McGrath

Ryan

Burston

Georgiou

O’Sullivan

Scullion

Bushby

Gichuhi

Paterson

Seselja

Canavan

Griff

Patrick

Smith

Cash

Hanson

Payne

Williams*

Duniam

Hinch

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

Senator Brown moved the following amendment:

Clause  53 , page 28 (after line 13) , at the end of the clause, add:

     (4)   The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after its receipt by the Minister.

     (5)   The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be published on the internet within 30 days after its receipt by the Minister.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 33

Senators—

Bartlett

Di Natale

Leyonhjelm

Rhiannon

Bernardi

Dodson

Lines

Rice

Bilyk

Farrell

McCarthy

Siewert

Brown

Gallacher

McKim

Singh

Cameron

Griff

Moore

Steele-John

Carr

Hanson-Young

Patrick

Urquhart*

Chisholm

Ketter

Polley

Watt

Collins

Kitching

Pratt

Whish-Wilson

Dastyari

 

 

 

NOES, 26

Senators—

Abetz

Duniam

Hinch

Reynolds

Anning

Fawcett

Hume

Ruston

Brockman

Fierravanti-Wells

Macdonald

Ryan

Burston

Fifield

McGrath

Scullion

Bushby

Georgiou

Paterson

Smith

Canavan

Gichuhi

Payne

Williams*

Cash

Hanson

 

* Tellers

Question agreed to.

Bill, as amended, further debated.

 

 

 

At 7.20 pm : The Acting Deputy President (Senator Gallacher) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported progress.