Senate debates

Monday, 19 March 2018


Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017; In Committee

8:50 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

I don't want to have a long discussion about pairing arrangements. I will just note that it is much better to deal with these matters in the usual fashion—with notice and discussion between parties—than it is to deal with an inadvertent attendance. In this context, the appropriate course of action is the one that the Leader of the Government has taken, which is to seek a recommittal, which the opposition, in the circumstances, will be supporting.

The CHAIR: So the question is that the vote be recommitted.

Question agreed to.

The CHAIR: The question is that schedules 3, 4 and 9 to 14; subsection 42AI(3) in item 1 of schedule 15; and schedule 17 stand as printed.


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