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ABSTAINED – Bills — Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2022-2023, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2022-2023, Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2022-2023; Second Reading

Jenny McAllister

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.

Andrew McLachlan

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.


Date and time: 3:46 PM on 2023-06-16
Senator Pocock's vote: Abstained
Total number of "aye" votes: 11
Total number of "no" votes: 24
Total number of abstentions: 41
Related bill: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2022-2023

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