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senate vote 2023-06-16#2

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  • Bills — Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2022-2023, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2022-2023, Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2022-2023; Second Reading
  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2022-2023 and two others - Second Reading - Condemn


  • <p class="speaker">Jenny McAllister</p>
  • <p>I would like to thank all members who have contributed to the debate on the additional estimates Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2022-2023, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2022-2023 and Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2022-2023. These bills seek authority from the parliament for additional expenditure of money from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the remainder of 2022-23. Passage of the bills will ensure continuity of the government's programs, provide for commencement of new activities agreed to by the government since the October 2022 budget and ensure the Commonwealth's ability to meet its obligations for the remainder of 2022-23 as they fall due. In introducing the bills, the government has already highlighted some of the more significant items provided for in these bills. The total of the appropriations sought through these three bills is approximately $5.7 billion. Once again, I thank all members for their contributions and commend these bills to the house.</p>
  • The majority voted against adding the text below to the usual second reading motion, which is "*that the bills be read a second time*". To read the bills a second time is to agree with the bills' main idea. The motion was introduced by WA Senator [Dorinda Cox]( (Greens).
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  • > *At the end of the motion, add ", but the Senate notes that Labor's second Budget:*
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  • >> *(a) gives a $24.85 a day tax cut to politicians and billionaires, but only $2.85 a day to jobseekers;*
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  • >> *(b) gives $16.8 billion over the forward estimates in handouts to wealthy property moguls, but no new money for direct investment in new social and affordable housing;*
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  • >> *(c) includes $41 billion over the forward estimates in fossil fuel subsidies, which is more than all the investment in Australia becoming a renewable energy superpower; and*
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  • >> *(d) is a betrayal of the people who were promised that no one would be left behind".*
  • <p class="speaker">Andrew McLachlan</p>
  • <p>I alert senators to the second reading amendment from the Greens, which I intend to now put. The question is that the second reading amendment moved by Senator Cox be agreed to.</p>
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