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Thursday, 7 December 2017
Page: 10154


Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (18:43): I'm going to move our first lot of amendments. Sorry, I was expecting the LDP or the AC to move their amendments. One of them is amending something that's in conflict with the government, so I presume they're no longer going to be moving their amendments.

The CHAIR: I just advise the chamber that the LDP and the AC amendments can no longer be moved as schedule 12.

Senator SIEWERT: by leave—I move amendment (2) on sheet 8243:

(2) Schedule 3, item 25, page 75 (after line 23) , after subsection 654(5) , insert:

   (5A) The woman’s wife pension transition rate during the period from the day after the transition day to the day before the day on which the transition rate is ceased (the transition period) is worked out using Pension Rate Calculator A at the end of section 1064 (see Part 3.2).

The Greens also oppose schedule 3 in the following terms:

(3) Schedule 3, items 45 to 49, page 79 (line 20) to page 80 (line 4), to be opposed.

These amendments relate to the transition payments for wife pensioners. Amendment (2) provides for the transition rate for wife pensioners to be indexed. Amendment (3), which also relates to the transition rate of wife pension, seeks to oppose schedule 3, items 45 to 49 in the terms circulated.