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5       Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018

Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017

Order of the day read for the further consideration of the bills in committee of the whole.

 

 

 

In the committee

Consideration resumed of the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018, as amended, and the Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017— and of the amendment moved by Senator Anning :

Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018:

Schedule 1 , item 12 , page 6 (after line 6) , at the end of section 140ZM , add:

Exemption for small businesses

     (3)   However, a person is not liable to pay nomination training contribution charge to the Commonwealth in relation to:

                              (a)  a nomination by the person under section 140GB; or

                              (b)  an application for approval of a nomination of a position in relation to the holder of, or an applicant or proposed applicant for, a visa;

if both of the following apply:

                               (c)  the person carries on a business that in the financial year before the financial year in which the application or nomination is made had a turnover of less than $5 million;

                              (d)  the application or nomination is made for the purposes of employing a person in connection with that business.

Senator Anning, by leave, withdrew the amendment.

Bills further debated.

Senator Griff moved the following amendments together by leave:

Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018:

Clause 2 , page 2 (table item 1 , column 1), omit “ 3 ”, substitute “ 4 ”.

Page 3 (after line 5) , after clause 3 , insert:

4   Review of operation of amendments

     (1)   The Minister must cause an independent review of the operation of the amendments made by this Act.

     (2)   The review must:

                              (a)  start as soon as practicable after 18 months after Royal Assent; and

                              (b)  be completed within 6 months.

     (3)   The Minister must cause a writt en report about the review to be prepared.

     (4)   The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the day on which the report is given to the Minister.

     (5)   The report is not a legislative instrument .

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 34

Senators—

Bartlett

Gallacher

McAllister*

Rice

Bilyk

Griff

McCarthy

Siewert

Brown

Hanson-Young

McKim

Singh

Cameron

Hinch

Moore

Steele-John

Carr

Keneally

O’Neill

Sterle

Collins

Ketter

Patrick

Storer

Di Natale

Kitching

Pratt

Urquhart

Dodson

Lines

Rhiannon

Watt

Farrell

Marshall

 

 

 

NOES, 32

Senators—

Abetz

Cash

Hume

Payne

Anning

Duniam

Leyonhjelm

Reynolds

Bernardi

Fawcett

Macdonald

Ruston

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

Martin

Scullion

Brockman

Fifield

McGrath

Seselja

Burston

Georgiou

McKenzie

Smith

Bushby*

Gichuhi

Molan

Stoker

Canavan

Hanson

Paterson

Williams

* Tellers

Question agreed to.

Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:

Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018:

Schedule 1 , item 12 , page 6 (after line 6) , after section 140ZM , insert:

140ZMA   Exemption for higher education providers and registered training organisations

             Despite section 140ZM, the following are not liable to pay nomination training contribution charge:

                              (a)  higher education providers (within the meaning of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 );

                              (b)  registered training organisations (within the meaning of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 ).

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 9

Senators—

Bartlett

McKim

Rice

Steele-John

Di Natale

Rhiannon

Siewert*

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

 

 

 

NOES, 39

Senators—

Anning

Fierravanti-Wells

Ketter

Paterson

Bernardi

Fifield

Kitching

Patrick

Bilyk

Gallacher

Leyonhjelm

Pratt

Brockman

Georgiou

Marshall

Singh

Burston

Gichuhi

McAllister*

Smith

Bushby

Griff

McCarthy

Stoker

Cameron

Hanson

McGrath

Storer

Colbeck

Hinch

Molan

Urquhart

Duniam

Hume

Moore

Williams

Fawcett

Keneally

O’Neill

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018, as amended, and the Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017 agreed to.

The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018 reported with amendments and the Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Bill 2017 reported without requests for amendments.

 

 

 

On the motion of the Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield) the report from the committee was adopted and the bills read a third time.