Senate debates

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

Second Reading

4:40 pm

Photo of Nick SherryNick Sherry (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party, Assistant Treasurer) Share this | Hansard source

Again, you are wrong, Senator Macdonald, and because you do not listen and you interject and speak when you are not on the speaker’s list you just fail to listen and understand.

This is a very, very important issue. I do not think reforms of this magnitude should go unremarked on by the government in closing the debate. The reforms deliver a fair go for Australia’s pensioners and I commend the bill to the Senate. I thank all those senators who have contributed, and I thank the Liberal-National coalition for supporting the package and the bill.

Question put:

That the amendment (Senator Siewert’s) be agreed to.


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