Thursday, 5 August 2021
On behalf of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and pursuant to standing order 78(1), I give notice of the committee's intention, at the giving of notices on the next sitting day, to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion No. 1 standing in the committee's name for 11 August 2021, proposing the disallowance of the Social Security (Parenting Payment Participation Requirements—Class of Persons) Instrument 2021, made under the Social Security Act 1991. On behalf of Senator Dodson and pursuant to standing order 78(3), I advise that Senator Dodson objects to the withdrawal of the notice of motion and asks that the notice stands in his name.
On behalf of Senator Dodson, I also give notice of his intention to amend the notice of motion proposing the disallowance of the Social Security (Parenting Payment Participation Requirements—Class of Persons) Instrument 2021 as follows:
After "That", insert "sections 4 and 6 of"
I also seek leave to make a short statement, of less than a minute, on behalf of Senator Dodson in relation to this matter.
For the information of senators, Senator Dodson intends to amend the notice of the disallowance motion so that it relates to sections 4 and 6 of the instrument rather than the entire instrument. Sections 4 and 6 prescribe the class of persons subject to compulsory participation in ParentsNext. The remainder of the instrument repeals an earlier instrument that prescribed a slightly different class of persons. Senator Dodson intends to amend the notice to ensure that those parts of the instrument that repeal that earlier instrument remain in force so that no class of persons are prescribed as being subject to compulsory participation. Senator Dodson will move the notice, as amended, on 11 August 2021. This notification is to enable any other senator to take over the remaining provisions of the disallowance notice.