Senate debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2020


Australia's Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 2020, Australia's Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020; Second Reading

1:20 pm

Photo of Janet RiceJanet Rice (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

My second reading amendment has been distributed in the chamber, as on sheet 1111. I move:

Omit all words after "That", insert:

", the bill be withdrawn; and

(a) The Senate notes that:

(i) the bill as drafted creates a significant new scheme with wide-ranging implications;

(ii) no public consultation process was undertaken on an exposure draft bill and there was no regulatory impact statement prepared prior to the introduction of the bill; and

(iii) stakeholders have raised a range of concerns about lack of consultation, the compliance burden and impact of this bill; and

(b) The Senate calls on the Government to undertake more extensive consultation with the wide range of stakeholders impacted by this proposed legislation".


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