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The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Crean, viz.—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:—

"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House calls on the Government not to proceed with the bill until:

(1) the final report of the Ralph Committee, except for market sensitive information, has been released by the Government;

(2) full consultations have been undertaken with relevant stakeholders regarding the report[quot ]s proposals; and

(3) matters directly related to this legislation (namely the reporting requirements of PAYG withholders to the Taxation Office which are critical to the proper evaluation of this legislation and are to be included in subsequent legislation) are before the House, so that the House can evaluate the full effects of this bill"—

Debate resumed.

Question—That the words proposed to be omitted stand part of the question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 74

Mr AbbottMrs DraperMr LiebermanMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Secker
Mr AndrenMr EntschMr LloydMr Slipper
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BairdMs GambaroMrs MayMrs Sullivan
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr MooreMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr Truss
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr Tuckey
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMrs D. S. Vale
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Wakelin
Mr CadmanMrs HullMr NugentDr Washer
Mr CameronMr JullMr ProsserMr Williams
Mr CausleyMr KatterMr PyneDr Wooldridge
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMs Worth
Mr CostelloDr KempMr Ruddock
Mr DownerMr LawlerMr St Clair

NOES, 60

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMs LivermoreMr Quick
Mr AlbaneseMs GerickMr McClellandMr Ripoll
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs J. S. McFarlaneMs Roxon
Ms BurkeMs GillardMs MacklinMr Rudd
Mr CoxMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Sawford*
Mr CreanMs HallMr MartinMr Sciacca
Mrs CrosioMr HattonMr MelhamMr Sercombe*
Mr DanbyMs HoareMr MorrisMr Sidebottom
Mr EdwardsMr HollisMr MossfieldMr Smith
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Snowdon
Dr EmersonMr JenkinsMs O[quot ]ByrneDr Theophanous
Mr G. J. EvansMs KernotMr O[quot ]ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Mr M. J. EvansMr KerrMr O[quot ]KeefeMr Wilkie
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr Wilton
Mr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr PriceMr Zahra

* Tellers


Mr Howard Mr Beazley

Mr M. A. J. Vaile Mr McLeay

Mr Fischer Mr Brereton

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question—That the Bill be now read a second time—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

On the motion of Mr Hockey (Minister for Financial Services and Regulation), the Government amendment was made, after debate.


Mr Hockey presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

On the motion of Mr Hockey, by leave, the Bill was read a third time.