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6       Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Bill 2018

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Indigenous Affairs (Senator Scullion)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Siewert moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate calls on the Government to:

                         (a)       take action to address the chronic non-lodgement of tax returns, to ensure the integrity of the Child Support Program; and

                         (b)       amend the legislation to protect Private Collect payees who receive a Family Tax Benefit A debt as a consequence of the payer’s child support reassessment”.

Debate ensued.

At 2 pm : Debate was interrupted while Senator Bilyk was speaking.