Monday, 14 August 2017
Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2017; Second Reading
I seek leave to move a motion to provide that the Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2015 be called on immediately and have precedence over all government business until determined.
We need to resolve an issue—a vote of the Senate. I understand it's the wish of the Senate we deal with that first. I think it's important to have that clarified. Immediately after that I will call you, and then you can seek leave again. In that case, then, on Thursday afternoon, after 4.30 pm, a division was called for on the second reading of the Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2017. I understand that it suits the convenience of the Senate that a vote be held now. If that is the case, I ask the question that the bill be now read a second time. All those of that opinion say aye. Those against say no. I think the ayes have it. The ayes have it? No division required? In that case, then, we declare that the motion has been passed. Now, Senator Di Natale, if you would like to seek leave for the matter you just raised.