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senate vote 2020-11-11#2

Edited by mackay

on 2020-11-27 10:33:05

Title

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020 - Second Reading
  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Increase support

Description

  • The majority voted against an [amendment](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?gid=2020-11-11.10.1) to the usual [second reading motion](https://peo.gov.au/understand-our-parliament/how-parliament-works/bills-and-laws/making-a-law-in-the-australian-parliament/), which is "*that the bill be read a second time*" - parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill. Had the amendment been successful, it would have added the words below to the original motion.
  • ### Amendment text
  • > *At the end of the motion, add: ", but the Senate:*
  • >
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) this Bill and the 2020-21 Budget fails people on JobSeeker Payment;*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) the 2.3 million Australians receiving the coronavirus supplement are still in the dark about the future of the supplement beyond December 2020; and*
  • >>
  • >> *(iii) the coronavirus crisis isn't over and unemployed and underemployed Australians will continue to need support during 2021; and*
  • >
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) announce its plans regarding the future of the coronavirus supplement beyond December 2020 immediately for at least the current level of $250 a fortnight and to ensure it doesn't fall any further below the poverty line; and*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) announce a permanent and ongoing increase to JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance so that the base rate of these payments is above the poverty line".*
  • >> *(ii) announce a permanent and ongoing increase to JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance so that the base rate of these payments is above the poverty line".*
senate vote 2020-11-11#2

Edited by mackay

on 2020-11-27 10:32:20

Title

  • Bills — Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020; Second Reading
  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020 - Second Reading

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Rachel Siewert</p>
  • <p>I move the Greens second reading amendment as circulated in the chamber:</p>
  • <p class="italic">At the end of the motion, add: ", but the Senate:</p>
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?gid=2020-11-11.10.1) to the usual [second reading motion](https://peo.gov.au/understand-our-parliament/how-parliament-works/bills-and-laws/making-a-law-in-the-australian-parliament/), which is "*that the bill be read a second time*" - parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill. Had the amendment been successful, it would have added the words below to the original motion.
  • ### Amendment text
  • > *At the end of the motion, add: ", but the Senate:*
  • >
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) this Bill and the 2020-21 Budget fails people on JobSeeker Payment;*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) the 2.3 million Australians receiving the coronavirus supplement are still in the dark about the future of the supplement beyond December 2020; and*
  • >>
  • >> *(iii) the coronavirus crisis isn't over and unemployed and underemployed Australians will continue to need support during 2021; and*
  • >
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) announce its plans regarding the future of the coronavirus supplement beyond December 2020 immediately for at least the current level of $250 a fortnight and to ensure it doesn't fall any further below the poverty line; and*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) announce a permanent and ongoing increase to JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance so that the base rate of these payments is above the poverty line".*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) this Bill and the 2020-21 Budget fails people on JobSeeker Payment;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) the 2.3 million Australians receiving the coronavirus supplement are still in the dark about the future of the supplement beyond December 2020; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(iii) the coronavirus crisis isn't over and unemployed and underemployed Australians will continue to need support during 2021; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Government to:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) announce its plans regarding the future of the coronavirus supplement beyond December 2020 immediately for at least the current level of $250 a fortnight and to ensure it doesn't fall any further below the poverty line; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) announce a permanent and ongoing increase to JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance so that the base rate of these payments is above the poverty line".</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>The question is that the second reading amendment, as moved by Senator Siewert, be agreed to.</p>