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ABSTAINED – Business — Rearrangement

Anne Urquhart

I move government amendment No. 2 as circulated in the chamber:


(a) the Senate notes that:

(i) during Question Time today, Prime Minister Albanese said 'what the Senate can do with the support of the Liberals and the Greens is to vote for these tax cuts and vote for them today', and

(ii) the Government has not put forward a proposal to enable the Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living Tax Cuts) Bill 2024 and Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living—Medicare Levy) Bill 2024 are passed today; and

(b) today, the hours of meeting be midday till adjournment and the routine of business from 7.30 pm be consideration of the bills;

(c) divisions may take place after 6.30 pm for the purposes of the bills only; and

(d) following consideration of the bills being completed, the Senate return to its routine of business.

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The question is that government amendment No. 2, standing in the name of Senator Urquhart, to amend Senator Birmingham's original motion, be agreed to.


Date and time: 4:12 PM on 2024-02-27
Senator Pocock's vote: Abstained
Total number of "aye" votes: 21
Total number of "no" votes: 39
Total number of abstentions: 16

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