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Tuesday, 24 November 2015
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Senator SCULLION (Northern TerritoryMinister for Indigenous Affairs and Leader of The Nationals in the Senate) (17:57): I am advised that the Office of Parliamentary Counsel drafted the bill, which is the regular process. A number of Commonwealth agencies were consulted—the Attorney-General's Department, the Australian Federal Police, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, the Department of the Treasury, the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Employment. As you would be aware, Senator, there was a parliamentary inquiry into this matter and they made some substantive recommendations. Most Senate inquiries—particularly with the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, as you would be aware, Senator—involve submissions and general consultations. It is a process the Senate takes for granted.

The CHAIRMAN: The question is that opposition committee amendments (5) to (8), (10) to (18), (22), (23), (25), (27) to (30), (32) to (37), (39) to (44), (47) to (50), (52) to (55) on sheet 7807 be agreed to.

 

The CHAIRMAN: The question now is that schedule 1 item 12 stand as printed.

Question agreed to.