Senate debates

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013; In Committee

12:17 pm

Photo of Mitch FifieldMitch Fifield (Victoria, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Social Services) Share this | Hansard source

I will take the opportunity, since we are pausing here for a moment, to make the observation that this particular measure the government is proposing is one that was put forward by the previous government. The opposition came up with a range of rationales as to why the world is an entirely different place and the commitment can no longer stand. I just wish to note that and do not wish to detain the chamber any longer.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN: The question is that Senator McLucas's amendment be agreed to.

Question agreed to.

The CHAIRMAN: The question now before the chair is that the bill as amended be agreed to.


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