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7       Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Indigenous Affairs (Senator Scullion)—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, debated.

Senator Whish-Wilson moved the following amendments together by leave:

Schedule 1, item 8, page 4 (line 7), omit “$100,000”, substitute “$300,000”.

Schedule 1, item 8, page 4 (line 10), omit “$250,000”, substitute “$1,000,000”.

Schedule 1, item 31, page 9 (line 21), omit “$100,000”, substitute “$300,000”.

Schedule 1, item 31, page 9 (line 24), omit “$250,000”, substitute “$1,000,000”.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 34

Senators—

Bullock

Ketter

McEwen (Teller)

Rice

Cameron

Lambie

McKim

Siewert

Carr

Lazarus

McLucas

Sterle

Conroy

Leyonhjelm

Moore

Urquhart

Dastyari

Lines

Muir

Wang

Day

Ludlam

O’Neill

Waters

Di Natale

Ludwig

Peris

Whish-Wilson

Gallagher

Madigan

Rhiannon

Xenophon

Hanson-Young

McAllister

 

 

 

NOES, 25

Senators—

Back

Cormann

Macdonald

Reynolds

Bernardi

Fawcett

McGrath

Ruston

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Ryan

Brandis

Fifield

Nash

Scullion

Bushby

Johnston

Parry

Seselja

Canavan (Teller)

Lindgren

Payne

Williams

Colbeck

 

 

 

Question agreed to.

Senator Day moved the following amendments together by leave:

Schedule 1, item 8, page 4 (line 7), omit “$100,000”, substitute “$500,000”.

Schedule 1, item 8, page 4 (line 10), omit “$250,000”, substitute “$1,500,000”.

Schedule 1, item 31, page 9 (line 21), omit “$100,000”, substitute “$500,000”.

Schedule 1, item 31, page 9 (line 24), omit “$250,000”, substitute “$1,500,000”.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put and negatived.

Senator Leyonhjelm moved the following amendment:

Clause 2, page 2 (table item 2), omit “6 months”, substitute “12 months”.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 34

Senators—

Bullock

Hanson-Young

McAllister

Rhiannon

Cameron

Ketter

McEwen (Teller)

Rice

Carr

Lambie

McKim

Siewert

Conroy

Lazarus

McLucas

Sterle

Dastyari

Leyonhjelm

Moore

Urquhart

Day

Lines

Muir

Wang

Di Natale

Ludlam

O’Neill

Waters

Gallacher

Ludwig

Peris

Whish-Wilson

Gallagher

Madigan

 

 

 

NOES, 26

Senators—

Back

Cormann

McGrath

Ruston

Bernardi

Fawcett

McKenzie

Ryan

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

Nash

Scullion

Brandis

Fifield

Parry

Seselja

Bushby (Teller)

Johnston

Payne

Williams

Canavan

Lindgren

Reynolds

Xenophon

Colbeck

Macdonald

 

 

 

Question agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

 

 

 

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

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