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SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (FAMILY MEASURES) BILL 1995

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the

Minister for Trade (Senator McMullan)--That this bill be now read a

second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the

bill.

In the committee

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Kernot) moved the

following requests for amendments together by leave:

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following

amendments:

Schedule 1, page 6, item 1, proposed subsection 900F(1), omit "The

amount of maternity allowance", substitute "Subject to subsection (3),

the amount of maternity allowance".

Schedule 1, page 6, item 1, at end of proposed section 900F, add the

following subsection:

" "(3) On and from 1 July 1996 the amount of maternity allowance in

respect of a child is twice the amount of maternity allowance in

respect of a child under subsection (1).".

Debate ensued.

Question--That the requests for amendments be agreed to--put and

negatived.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Colston) resumed the Chair and the

Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Chapman) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley) the

report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.