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5       Social Services Legislation Amendment (Seasonal Worker Incentives for Jobseekers) Bill 2017

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Siewert moved the following amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate calls on the Government to broaden this policy to all recipients of an unemployment payment by implementing an income bank of $4000 that accrues over time for Newstart and Youth Allowance (Other) payments”.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 12

Senators—

Di Natale

Kakoschke-Moore

McKim

Siewert*

Griff

Lambie

Rhiannon

Waters

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Rice

Whish-Wilson

NOES, 43

Senators—

Abetz

Duniam

Kitching

Ruston

Bernardi

Farrell

Macdonald

Ryan

Birmingham

Fifield

Marshall

Seselja

Brown

Gallacher

McAllister

Singh

Burston

Gallagher

McCarthy

Sinodinos

Bushby

Georgiou

McKenzie

Smith

Cameron

Gichuhi

Paterson

Sterle

Cash

Hanson

Payne

Urquhart*

Cormann

Hinch

Pratt

Watt

Dastyari

Hume

Reynolds

Williams

Dodson

Ketter

Roberts

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

No amendments to the bill were circulated and no senator required that it be considered in committee.

On the motion of the Special Minister of State (Senator Ryan) the bill was read a third time.

After 12.45 pm—