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5       Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015

A message from the House of Representatives was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bill:

Message no. 495, dated 23 November 2015—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to higher education and research, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) 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 Cormann moved—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

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, debated.

Question—That the bill stand as printed—divided, at the request of Senator Simms, in respect of Schedule 2.

Schedule 2 debated.

Question—That Schedule 2 stand as printed—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 38

Senators—

Abetz

Carr

McAllister

Peris

Back

Collins

McEwen

Polley

Bernardi

Edwards

McGrath

Reynolds

Bilyk

Fawcett (Teller)

McKenzie

Ronaldson

Birmingham

Gallagher

McLucas

Sinodinos

Brown

Johnston

Moore

Smith

Bullock

Ketter

Muir

Sterle

Bushby

Lindgren

Nash

Urquhart

Cameron

Lines

O’Neill

Williams

Canavan

Ludwig

 

 

 

NOES, 10

Senators—

Di Natale

McKim

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Hanson-Young

Rhiannon

Simms

Whish-Wilson

Ludlam

Rice

 

 

 

Schedule agreed to.

Senator Simms moved the following amendment:

Clause 2, page 2 (table item 3), omit “Schedules 2 to 6”, substitute “Schedules 3 to 6”.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 10

Senators—

Di Natale

McKim

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Hanson-Young

Rhiannon

Simms

Whish-Wilson

Ludlam

Rice

 

 

 

NOES, 37

Senators—

Abetz

Edwards

McKenzie

Ruston

Back

Fawcett

McLucas

Ryan

Bilyk (Teller)

Gallagher

Moore

Seselja

Birmingham

Ketter

Muir

Sinodinos

Brown

Lindgren

Nash

Smith

Cameron

Lines

O’Neill

Sterle

Canavan

Ludwig

Peris

Urquhart

Carr

McAllister

Polley

Williams

Collins

McGrath

Ronaldson

Wong

Dastyari

 

 

 

Question negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

 

 

 

The President resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees (Senator Ketter) 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.

 

 

 

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