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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (DISABILITY REFORM) BILL (NO. 2) 2002

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 Swan, viz.—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "the House declines to give the Bill a second reading, and

(1) condemns the Howard Government's attempt to deny Disability Support Pensions to more than 100,000 Australians living with a disability over the next three years;

(2) condemns the Government's attempt to create two classes of people with disabilities by seeking to pay many of those who apply for a Disability Support Pension after 1 July 2003, $52 a fortnight less than people currently receiving the payment;

(3) endorses the view of the ALP supporting the need for welfare reforms that offer the opportunity for people with disabilities to participate fully in the community, including to work;

(4) refuses to support Government cost cutting that will discourage people with a disability from seeking employment; and

(5) calls on the Government to work with the ALP on a bipartisan basis to achieve real welfare reform"—

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, 75

Mr AbbottMr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr Ruddock
Mr AndersonMr DownerJackie KellyMr Schultz
Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs DraperDr KempMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr DuttonMr P. E. KingMr Slipper
Fran BaileyMrs ElsonMrs LeyMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BairdMr EntschMr LindsayMr Somlyay
Mr BaldwinMr FarmerMr LloydDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Dr Stone
Mr BartlettMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMrs GashMr McGauranMr Ticehurst
Mrs B. K. BishopMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr Tollner
Ms J. I. BishopMr HaaseMr NairnMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HartsuykerMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMr HawkerMs PanopoulosMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr HockeyMr PearceMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMrs HullMr ProsserDr Washer
Mr CioboMr HuntMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CobbMr JullMr Randall

NOES, 56

Mr AdamsMr L. D. T. FergusonMr KatterMs Plibersek
Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonMr KerrMr Price
Mr AndrenMr FitzgibbonMs C. F. KingMr Quick*
Mr BeazleyMs GeorgeDr LawrenceMr Ripoll
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Ms BurkeMs GillardMr McClellandMr Sawford
Mr ByrneMs GriersonMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sercombe
Ms CorcoranMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sidebottom
Mrs CrosioMs HallMr McMullanMr S. F. Smith
Mr Danby*Mr HattonMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr EdwardsMs HoareMr MossfieldMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MurphyMs Vamvakinou
Mr EmersonMs JacksonMr B. P. O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Mr EvansMr JenkinsMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Zahra

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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

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

AYES, 75

Mr AbbottMr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr Ruddock
Mr AndersonMr DownerJackie KellyMr Schultz
Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs DraperDr KempMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr DuttonMr P. E. KingMr Slipper
Fran BaileyMrs ElsonMrs LeyMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BairdMr EntschMr LindsayMr Somlyay
Mr BaldwinMr FarmerMr LloydDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Dr Stone
Mr BartlettMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMrs GashMr McGauranMr Ticehurst
Mrs B. K. BishopMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr Tollner
Ms J. I. BishopMr HaaseMr NairnMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HartsuykerMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMr HawkerMs PanopoulosMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr HockeyMr PearceMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMrs HullMr ProsserDr Washer
Mr CioboMr HuntMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CobbMr JullMr Randall

NOES, 56

Mr AdamsMr L. D. T. FergusonMr KatterMs Plibersek
Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonMr KerrMr Price
Mr AndrenMr FitzgibbonMs C. F. KingMr Quick*
Mr BeazleyMs GeorgeDr LawrenceMr Ripoll
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Ms BurkeMs GillardMr McClellandMr Sawford
Mr ByrneMs GriersonMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sercombe
Ms CorcoranMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sidebottom
Mrs CrosioMs HallMr McMullanMr S. F. Smith
Mr Danby*Mr HattonMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr EdwardsMs HoareMr MossfieldMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MurphyMs Vamvakinou
Mr EmersonMs JacksonMr B. P. O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Mr EvansMr JenkinsMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Zahra

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative—Bill read a second time.

Leave granted for third reading to be moved forthwith.

On the motion of Mr Anthony (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs), the Bill was read a third time.