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MIGRATION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (PARENTS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2000

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—

Debate resumed by Mr Sciacca who moved, as an amendment—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"the bill be withdrawn and redrafted to provide for an increase in the quota for parent visas based on:

(1) a fair contribution by parents or their sponsors towards the costs to be met by Medicare for parents' general health care;

(2) any health contributions to be used to offset the increased costs for Medicare and public hospital services; and

(3) the size of any contribution not being such as to exclude access to visas by parents of Australian families with limited means".


Debate continued.

Debate adjourned (Ms Macklin), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.