Senate debates

Thursday, 28 June 2012


Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

1:39 am

Photo of Chris EvansChris Evans (WA, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

I am not sure I have much to add, Mr Chairman. I think we are confusing two concepts. I know that there is a debate in international law about the phraseology that the senator uses and the acceptance of what it means, but the government is not making claims beyond that we sought to consult with the communities—to have a consultation process—before presenting a bill to the parliament, where the parliament makes the decision. We have put it no higher than that.

The CHAIRMAN: The question is that Australian Greens amendments (7) and (1) to (6) on sheet 7230 be agreed to.

Question negatived.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


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