The majority agreed with the main idea of the bills. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bills for a second time. Since this vote was successful, our senators can now discuss the bills in more detail.
What do these bills do?
The two bills are:
The bills were introduced to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11). Their basic purpose is to implement the customs dimensions of the TPP-11 Agreement by making relevant amendments to the Customs Act 1901 and the Customs Tariff Act 1995. Read more in the bills digest.