Senate debates

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Bills

Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016; In Committee

11:14 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

I thank you for putting that question. What you have just read out is evidence that this process works. It is also evidence, Senator Hinch, that this process has been going on for a very long time, because these concerns, which were expressed in September last year, were taken on board by the government, and the amended bill that is in front of us has addressed them. This concern has been removed. Senator Gallagher, in her contribution, also pointed that out explicitly. So this issue was raised. The government recognised that this was a legitimate issue, and we have addressed it by making relevant amendments to the bill that is in front of us.

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