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30    Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Senator Ruston)—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.

On the motion of Senator Rice the following amendments, taken together by leave, were debated and agreed to:

Clause 2, page 2 (table item 4), omit “Schedule 4”, substitute “Schedules 3A and 4”.

Page 13 (after line 28), after Schedule 3, insert:

Schedule 3A—Infrastructure and Regional Development

Infrastructure Australia Act 2008

1  Section 39C

Repeal the section, substitute:

39C  Annual report

             The annual report prepared by the Board and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must also include:

                              (a)  details of any directions given to Infrastructure Australia by the Minister under subsection 6(1) of this Act during the period; and

                              (b)  details of each method of preparing cost benefit analyses approval of which was in force under subsection 5B(3) of this Act at any time during the period, including the weight required to be assigned to each factor and the method required be taken into account.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.




The Acting Deputy President (Senator Seselja) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham) the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.