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HEALTH INSURANCE AMENDMENT (EXTENDED MEDICARE SAFETY NET) BILL 2009

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Climate Change and Water (Senator Wong)—That this bill be now read a second time—and on the amendment moved by Senator Cormann:

 At the end of the motion, add "and further consideration of the bill be an order of the day for 3 sitting days after a draft of the final regulations and determinations relating to this bill are laid on the table".

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 41

Senators—

Abetz

Adams

Back

Barnett

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Brown, Bob

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Coonan

Cormann

Eggleston

Ferguson

Fielding

Fifield

Fisher

Hanson-Young

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Ludlam

Macdonald

Mason

McGauran

Milne

Minchin

Nash

Parry (Teller)

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Siewert

Troeth

Trood

Williams

Xenophon

NOES, 29

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Carr

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Forshaw

Furner

Hogg

Hurley

Hutchins

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Moore

O'Brien (Teller)

Polley

Pratt

Stephens

Sterle

Wortley

Question agreed to.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.

Bill read a second time.