Senate debates

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013; In Committee

12:09 pm

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

I indicate that the Greens original position was to oppose this particular schedule, but, given the ALP's amendment, we will be supporting the ALP amendment because it makes this provision slightly better. We had a number of concerns about this particular schedule. One of them was that it takes the emphasis off this being a workplace right to being more welfare focused. A number of witnesses to the inquiry indicated their concern about that. We continue to be concerned, but this amendment makes this schedule slightly better, so we will be supporting this amendment.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN: The question is that the amendment be agreed to. We are dealing with opposition amendment (14) on sheet 7456.

Question agreed to.


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