Thursday, 27 June 2013
Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013; Third Reading
I do not wish to delay the House. It was my intention earlier to allow the member for Lyne to give his valedictory speech and I look forward to that speech. But it is worth noting that as we move to this third reading, this is a Prime Minister who has failed this first test of decency in this parliament. This is a Prime Minister who has imposed the union agenda again on this parliament. The amendments that I had circulated and tabled, and wished to be considered in the third reading, were important and went to particular issues in the bill. That opportunity was denied by this government and that is regrettable. With those statements, I am happy to proceed. To the member for Lyne, whom I have known for a very long time, I wish him and his family all the best.