Senate debates

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Selection of Bills Committee; Report

11:58 am

Photo of Jacinta CollinsJacinta Collins (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations) Share this | Hansard source

I do not intend to take much time on the motion to accept the Selection of Bills Committee report, but to indicate our opposition to this amendment, which would be of no surprise to Senator Fifield. The government believes, as we discussed yesterday, that the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measure) Bill should be dealt with by the Senate today. The Senate in fact determined yesterday that that is the view of the Senate. The opposition knows this. If the Senate needs to reaffirm its position to pass this bill today, for the sake of the opposition let the chamber do this as quickly as possible so that we can get on and deal with other business.


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