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7       Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2015

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Human Services (Senator Payne)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Whish-Wilson moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate:

                 (a)   urges the Government to use its diplomatic influence to secure standards for labour rights, environmental preservation and the protection of local communities that face displacement from large projects; and

                 (b)   calls on the Government to withdraw if policies addressing environmental and social impacts required by Article 13 of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Articles of Agreement are breached”.

Debate ensued.

On the motion of the Minister for Employment (Senator Abetz) the debate was adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour.