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representatives vote 2022-10-27#6

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on 2022-11-03 15:05:09


  • Bills — Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Bill 2022; Report from Federation Chamber
  • Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Bill 2022 - Report from Federation Chamber - Concerns about policy


  • <p class="speaker">Milton Dick</p>
  • <p>The question is that the amendment be disagreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of *disagreeing* with an [amendment](;db=CHAMBER;id=chamber%2Fvotes%2F19a53668-c83d-4ab5-b553-9c63c4331d85%2F0045;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fvotes%2F19a53668-c83d-4ab5-b553-9c63c4331d85%2F0000%22), which means it was unsuccessful.
  • Note that this is an amendment to a [second reading]( motion, which means that it would have no legal force even if it had succeeded. Instead, these types of motions are symbolic and represent the will of the House majority.
  • Note also that "*to give a bill a second reading*" is parliamentary jargon for agreeing with its main idea.
  • ### Motion 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:*
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  • > *(1) expresses concern that the Government is seeking to remove an additional source of funding for natural disaster recovery at the very moment when many communities across south-east Australia are facing many months of work to clean up after devastating floods; and*
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  • > *(2) notes the Government has not yet identified what disaster mitigation actually encompasses”*
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