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representatives vote 2021-08-11#1

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  • Bills — Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021; Second Reading
  • Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021 - Second Reading - Political communication and tax avoidance


  • <p class='motion-notice motion-notice-truncated'>Long debate text truncated.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of *disagreeing* with an amendment to the usual [second reading]( motion, which is *That the bill be read for a second time* (parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of a bill). This means that the amendment failed.
  • ### Amendment text
  • > *That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:*
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  • > *"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes that:*
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  • > *(1) despite promising to streamline reporting in the charity sector, this government is instead pursuing changes to charity law that could stop charities and churches from speaking up for core principles and articles of faith in civil society, limiting their freedom of political communication and participation in our democratic system; and*
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  • > *(2) while the Government boasts about its multinational tax measures, it has failed to curtail the use of tax havens and tax avoidance schemes by multinational corporations".*