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FOR – Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Bill 2022 - Report from Federation Chamber - Concerns about policy

The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with an amendment, which means it was unsuccessful.

Note that this is an amendment to a second reading motion, which means that it would have no legal force even if it had succeeded. Instead, these types of motions are symbolic and represent the will of the House majority.

Note also that "to give a bill a second reading" is parliamentary jargon for agreeing with its main idea.

Motion text

That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

“whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House:

(1) expresses concern that the Government is seeking to remove an additional source of funding for natural disaster recovery at the very moment when many communities across south-east Australia are facing many months of work to clean up after devastating floods; and

(2) notes the Government has not yet identified what disaster mitigation actually encompasses”


Date and time: 1:27 PM on 2022-10-27
Allegra Spender's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 89
Total number of "no" votes: 54
Total number of abstentions: 8
Related bill: Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Bill 2022

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