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5       Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017

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

Debate resumed.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 32

Senators—

Abetz

Georgiou

Leyonhjelm

Roberts

Bernardi

Gichuhi

McGrath

Ruston

Brockman

Griff

McKenzie

Ryan

Burston

Hanson

Nash

Scullion

Cash

Hinch

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Duniam

Hume

Parry

Smith

Fawcett

Kakoschke-Moore

Payne

Williams*

Fifield

Lambie

Reynolds

Xenophon

 

 

NOES, 26

Senators—

Brown

Gallacher

McKim

Rice

Chisholm

Gallagher

Moore

Siewert

Collins

Hanson-Young

O’Neill

Singh

Dastyari

Kitching

Polley

Sterle

Di Natale

Lines

Pratt

Urquhart

Dodson

McAllister*

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Farrell

McCarthy

 

* Tellers

Question agreed to.

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.

Explanatory memorandum : The Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Senator Ruston) tabled a supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to the government amendments to be moved to the bill.

Bill further debated.

 

 

 

At 2 pm : The President resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees (Senator Sterle) reported progress.