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    31   Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed by Mr Cobb who moved, as an amendment—That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: “the House declines to give this bill a second reading and:

(1)    calls on the Government to extend the operation of the Wheat Marketing Authority for not less than six months after the resumption of the 44th Parliament to enable the government of the day to modify Wheat Exports Australia or replace it with a another body, to better represent the needs of the wheat industry; and

(2)    notes that the Coalition commits to a consultation process that will commence immediately and provide stakeholders with a forum to outline what wheat industry issues need to be addressed.”

Debate continued.

Mr K. J. Thomson addressing the House—

It being 8 p.m., the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 34, Mr K. J. Thomson was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.