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Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

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, debated.

Senator Xenophon moved the following amendments together by leave:

 Clause 2, page 2 (table item 1), omit "3", substitute "4".

 Page 2, after clause 3 (after line 11), insert:


4 Review of amendments

  (1) At the end of the period of 3 years after Schedule 1 to this Act commences, the Minister must cause an independent review to be undertaken of the amendments made by that Schedule.

  (2) The review must, at a minimum, consider the following:

 (a) whether the amounts mentioned in sections 31 and 41C of the Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1959, as amended by Schedule 1 to this Act, should be indexed;

 (b) what effects subsection 10(1A) of the Damage by Aircraft Act 1999, as inserted by Schedule 1 to this Act, has had on the travelling public.

  (3) The persons undertaking the review must give the Minister a written report of the review within 6 months after the end of the 3-year period.

  (4) The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after he or she receives the report.

  (5) In this section:

   independent review means a review undertaken by at least 3 persons who:

 (a) in the Minister's opinion possess appropriate qualifications to undertake the review; and

 (b) include a person who has substantial experience or knowledge in insurance matters.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put and negatived.

Bill further debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Human Services (Senator Kim Carr) the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.