Senate debates

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013; In Committee

12:04 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

The Greens have a similar amendment to this, and that is to oppose this whole schedule. This will have an unacceptable impact on students in this country. Senator McLucas has outlined those concerns, and we support those concerns. We do not believe this is acceptable essentially to fundraise from students. They are students, and students' education is absolutely critical. This threatens it and threatens their access to high-quality education, and for that reason we have circulated a similar amendment. Obviously if this amendment gets up we will not need to move our amendment. We will be supporting this amendment, which means of course that we will be voting 'no' to the schedule standing as printed.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN: The question is that schedule 6, as amended, stand as printed.

Question negatived.


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