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The order of the day having been read for the second reading—Mr Pyne (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services) moved—That the Bill be now read a second time.


Mr Pyne presented an explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

Mr McClelland moved, as an amendment—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "whilst not denying to give the Bill a second reading, the House calls on the Government to:

(1) establish a complaints mechanism for the Australian Protective Service comparable to the Complaints (Australian Federal Police) Act 1981;

(2) provide Australian Protective Service officers with appropriate training to exercise the powers under the proposed legislation;

(3) upgrade security at regional airports; and

(4) ensure that the risk management culture at privatised airports results in security services that are the best and not simply the cheapest".

Debate continued.

Amendment negatived.

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.


Mr Ruddock (Attorney-General) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

On the motion of Mr Ruddock, by leave, Government amendments (1) to (6) were made together, after debate.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

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