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SOCIAL SECURITY AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (PENSION REFORM AND OTHER 2009 BUDGET MEASURES) BILL 2009

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (Senator Carr)—That this bill be now read a second time—and on the amendment moved by Senator Siewert:

 At the end of the motion, add "but the Senate considers that:

  (a) the pension rate increases in this bill should be extended to the parenting payment single rate and to all recipients of the disability support pension, including those who are under age 21 without children, who have been excluded from the rate increase; and

  (b) the rate of Newstart Allowance should be increased to equal the pension rate".

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 7

Senators—

Brown, Bob

Fielding

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Siewert (Teller)

Xenophon


NOES, 46

Senators—

Abetz

Adams (Teller)

Arbib

Back

Bernardi

Bilyk

Birmingham

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Coonan

Cormann

Crossin

Eggleston

Evans

Farrell

Feeney

Ferguson

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Forshaw

Furner

Humphries

Hutchins

Kroger

Ludwig

Macdonald

Marshall

McEwen

Moore

O'Brien

Parry

Payne

Polley

Pratt

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Sherry

Sterle

Troeth

Trood

Wortley

Question negatived.

Main 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.

Question—That the bill be agreed to—divided, at the request of Senator Siewert, in respect of Schedule 11.

Schedule 11 debated.

Question—That Schedule 11 stand as printed—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 48

Senators—

Abetz

Adams

Arbib

Back

Bilyk

Birmingham

Bishop

Brown, Carol

Bushby

Cameron

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Cormann

Crossin

Evans

Farrell

Feeney

Ferguson

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Forshaw

Furner

Hurley

Hutchins

Joyce

Kroger

Ludwig

Macdonald

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Moore

Nash

O'Brien

Parry

Payne

Polley

Pratt

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Sherry

Sterle

Troeth

Williams

Wortley

NOES, 7

Senators—

Brown, Bob

Fielding

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Siewert (Teller)

Xenophon

Schedule agreed to.

Question—That the bill be agreed to—divided, at the request of Senator Siewert, in respect of Schedule 14.

Schedule 14 debated and agreed to.


Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

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