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Title

  • Bills — Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2017; Second Reading
  • Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>( On Thursday afternoon at 4.30 pm&#8212;sorry, Senator Di Natale?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Richard Di Natale</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2017-08-14.3.2) to agree with the bill's main idea. In parliamentary jargon, they voted against reading the bill for a [second time](https://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). This means that the bill has been rejected and won't be considered any further.
  • ### What was the bill's main idea?
  • The [bill](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/s1079) was introduced to increase the single rate of newstart and single independent rate of youth allowance by $110 a week.
  • <p>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.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>Senator Di Natale, do you mind if I deal with the Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2017 division first, and then I'll come back to your item? Are you comfortable with me doing that?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Richard Di Natale</p>
  • <p>I am, but can you explain to me what your thinking is on that?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>We need to resolve an issue&#8212;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.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Richard Di Natale</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to move a motion to provide that the Defence Legislation Amendment&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>Order! There is confusion. We'll go back to the beginning. Senator McGrath?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">James McGrath</p>
  • <p>Could we have that recommitted, please?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>Is there any objection that I put the second reading of the bill again?</p>
  • <p>The question is that the bill be now read a second time.</p>