Senate debates

Wednesday, 3 July 2024


Consideration of Legislation

3:36 pm

Photo of Dean SmithDean Smith (WA, Liberal Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:


(a) the Senate notes that the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2022 has sat before the Senate without debate for 84 sitting days; and

(b) if the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2022 has not been finally considered by the adjournment on Wednesday, 3 July 2024:

(i) the bill be made an order of the day for consideration as an item under non-controversial government business commencing at 12.15 pm on Thursday, 4 July 2024 and that it take precedence over all other business until determined,

(ii) if the bill is not finally considered by 1 pm, the questions on all remaining stages of the bill be put,

(iii) divisions may take place between 1.30 pm and 2 pm for the purposes of consideration of the bill only, and

(iv) subparagraph (b)(ii) operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142.

Photo of Katy GallagherKaty Gallagher (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Minister for the Public Service) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm not sure if there's going to be an amendment moved on this motion. In any case, as I understand it, I've been advised that there is some further work to do, and that makes debating this not possible this sitting, so the government won't be supporting the motion. That work will need to be done, and it will need to be brought back after the winter recess.

3:37 pm

Photo of Nick McKimNick McKim (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend the motion.

Leave granted.

by leave—I move:

Omit "3 July", substitute "14 August"; and omit "4 July", substitute "15 August"

The effect of the amendment is to change the date in the motion from the Wednesday of this week to the Wednesday of the first week of the next sitting. Then, where the date in the motion relates to the Thursday of this week, the amendment seeks to change that date to the Thursday of the first week of the next sitting.

Question agreed to.

Photo of Sue LinesSue Lines (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that general business notice of motion no. 546, moved by Senator Dean Smith, and amended by Senator McKim, be agreed to.

Question agreed to.