Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Page: 9439


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: In respect of the Tax Laws amendment (2011 Measures No. 8) Bill 2011, the question is that schedule 2 stand as printed. That has been circulated on the revised opposition amendment sheet 7181. Is everyone clear on the question now before the chair?

Senator Ian Macdonald: I am not clear on this. Have we debated this particular amendment?

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: In accordance with the resolution that the Senate passed on Monday, the bills cannot be debated. We are now putting the final stages of all these bills and amendments.

Senator Ian Macdonald: When you say, 'Is everyone clear on this?' I am not clear. How can we vote on something that we have not even discussed. This is a travesty of democracy.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Senator Macdonald, the amendments have been circulated in the required time under the standing orders. I will put the question again so that senators are absolutely clear on the question. In respect of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 8) Bill 2011, the question is that schedule 2 stand as printed.

Opposition's circulated amendment—

(1)   Clause 2, page 2 (table item 2, 1st column), omit “Schedules 1 and 2”, substitute “Schedule 1”.

[Petroleum Resource Rent Tax]

(2)   Schedule 2, page 5 (line 1) to page 6 (line 2), TO BE OPPOSED.

[Petroleum Resource Rent Tax]

Question put.

Senate divided. [19:27]

(The Deputy President—Senator Parry)

Question agreed to.