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20    Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment) Bill 2019

A message from the House of Representatives was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bill:

Message no. 576, dated 3 April 2019—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security and veterans’ entitlements, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Communications and the Arts (Senator Fifield) moved—That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Senator Fifield moved—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

At 2 pm : Debate was interrupted while Senator Cameron was speaking.