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8       Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Brandis)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Collins moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate is of the opinion that there is a need to reform Australia’s political donation system by lowering the disclosure threshold, banning foreign donations, restricting anonymous donations and preventing donation splitting to avoid disclosure”.

At 2 pm : Debate was interrupted while Senator Collins was speaking.