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 3 AGE DISCRIMINATION BILL 2003

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 by Mr McClelland, 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 condemns the Government for failing to ensure that federal age discrimination legislation contains the best standards of protection of older Australians, a failure which is consistent with its neglect of the human rights of all Australians, as evidenced by its introduction of legislation to weaken the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and other actions to wind back protections for Australian citizens"—

Debate resumed.

Debate adjourned (Mr Georgiou), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.