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Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Page: 6845

Second Reading

Debate resumed on the motion:

That this bill be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

At the end of the motion, add ―but the Senate:

(a) urges the Government to use its diplomatic influence to secure standards for labour rights, environmental preservation and the protection of local communities that face displacement from large projects; and

(b) calls on the Government to withdraw if policies addressing environmental and social impacts required by Article 13 of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Articles of Agreement are breached.